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A lesson before dying / [electronic resource] Ernest J. Gaines.

By: Gaines, Ernest J, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Vintage contemporaries: Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.Description: 256 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0679741666; 9780679741664; 0375702709 (pbk.); 9780375702709 (pbk.); 0785769811; 9780785769811.Subject(s): African American men -- Fiction | Death row inmates -- Fiction | Race relations -- Fiction | Louisiana -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Other classification: 18.06 | HU 3688 | HU 9800 Online resources: Publisher description | Sample text | Click here to access online | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Summary: From the author of, A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man returns to 1940s Cajun, he visits and forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. In the 1940s in rural Louisiana, an uneducated African American man is sentenced to die for a crime he was incapable of committing.
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From the author of, A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man returns to 1940s Cajun, he visits and forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. In the 1940s in rural Louisiana, an uneducated African American man is sentenced to die for a crime he was incapable of committing.

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A lesson before dying / by Gaines, Ernest J., ©1994
A lesson before dying / by Gaines, Ernest J., ©1994
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