Reader recommendation: Gray Mountain Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Walter Jenkins, Kings Park, N.Y. November 12, 2014 About video ads View Caption of Gray Mountain is another winner by John Grisham. This time his target is the coal mining industry of Appalachia and the cruel, deadly devices they use to mine coal. It's a riveting, easy-to-read-novel. I highly recommend it. Recommended: Whosolvedit? Take our famous literary detectives quiz!