If you haven't checked out John Grisham's latest novel -- get it. Bleachers isn't one of his legal thrillers, instead it is the story of Neely Crenshaw, who returns to his hometown as the town's legendary football coach lays dying.
The coach is loved for the success he brought to the small town, and hated for the way in which he obtained it. His players, through the decades, have loved him, hated him, respected him and feared him. As they sit on the bleachers, his former students reminisce and relive the glory days, and the dark days.
The book isn't quite 200 pages, but it's a great read -- well worth the $12 it's selling for on Amazon.