01/02/1991 John Grisham publishes his second novel "The Firm"
The Book Files - John Grisham's The Firm
Origins of THE FIRM by John Grisham
The Firm is a legal thriller by American writer John Grisham. His second book, it was Grisham's first which gained wide popularity; after selling 1.5 million copies, it was made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman. Grisham's first novel, A Time to Kill, came into prominence afterward due to this novel's success.