From the Publisher: Jun 11 1990

When senior writer Paul Gray sat down with Scott Turow in his law office in Chicago's Sears Tower, Gray found the best-selling novelist friendly but also rather circumspect. "He is, after all, an attorney," says Gray. "He measures his words carefully." But when the venue shifted to the comfortable writing den in Turow's home, half-an-hour's train ride away, conversation loosened up. "When we talked about literature, the enthusiasm bubbled up," says Gray. "Turow gets extremely animated when he talks about writers. It was like a college session, with two instructors getting together over a beer."

That's not surprising. In a previous,...

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