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Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

Through the eyes of a dissatisfied teacher begrudgingly enlisted to cultivate pride in a youth sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, Ernest Gaines tells a powerful story of black ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Shaun - Goodreads

This is the second book I've read by Gaines, the first being A Gathering of Old Men, and I'm pleased to say that I found both to be quite good reads. The story, which is told in simple and understated ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This is a very sad and moving book. Ostensibly, it is about racism and an unfair justice system in 1940's Louisiana, but really it is about many complicated issues; history, self esteem, spirituality ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - K - Goodreads

I wavered between three and four stars because this book was a slow starter, ponderous for the first half to two thirds of the story. The last section made up for that, though, so it's going to be ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Rowena - Goodreads

“But let us say he was (guilty). Let us for a moment say he was (guilty). What justice would there be to take his life? Justice, gentlemen? Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair as ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book. Very good writing on the authors part. I am however just completely shocked and appauled at the way the black people were treated in this book. It takes place in the 1940's in the ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

Good book Easy read Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Kathy Mc Mc.C - Goodreads

This book is set in Louisiana in the 1940s. Grant Wiggins is a teacher on a plantation school, disillusioned with his life and his career. "When you see that those 5 1/2 months you spend teaching each ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This story is set in Bayonne, La. in the late 1940s. It concerns Jefferson, a mentally slow, barely literate young man, who, though an innocent bystander to a shootout between a white store owner and ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

There are so many lessons learned when reading this book. This is the story of Jefferson. Jefferson is at the wrong place at the wrong time and is accused and convicted of robbery and murder. He is ... Read full review


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