Writer John Grisham holds a copy of his book during the opening of the world premier of the stage adaption of 'A Time To Kill' at Arena Stage theater in Washington, Sunday, May 22, 2011. A novel that ... more 
Writer John Grisham holds a copy of his book during the opening of the world premier of the stage adaption of 'A Time To Kill' at Arena Stage theater in Washington, Sunday, May 22, 2011. A novel that once drew a pile of rejection letters from major publishers and was slow to sell when it was finally printed will have another life on stage. “A Time to Kill,” the first book from the now-popular fiction writer John Grisham, went on to sell more than 15 million copies after the success of his second book, “The Firm.” It was made into a 1996 movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Samuel L. Jackson. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jose Luis Magana
Tue, May 24, 2011 12:27 PM EDT