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User Review  - dalzan - LibraryThing

Set in Southern America in the 1940’s. Jefferson, an innocent young black man, is wrongly accused of a crime and sentenced to death by the electric chair. In his trial, he is described as a ‘hog ... Read full review

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User Review  - EBT1002 - LibraryThing

Beautifully brutal, brutally beautiful. I read this novel for a TIOLI challenge; it's from the syllabus of a "Multicultural American Lit" class being taught at Eastern Illinois University this ... Read full review

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User Review  - saratoga99 - LibraryThing

An intensely vivid view of 1940's Southern racial injustice in a small Louisiana town. Grant Wiggins endeavors to impart his greatest lesson and gift to Jefferson...dignity and personal redemption... in his struggle to face a death penalty he neither deserves nor is willing to accept. Read full review

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User Review  - mrsdwilliams - LibraryThing

Set in the fictional town of Bayonne, Louisiana in the late 1940s. Two African American men, proundly different, are both struggling to be men in a racist society. Uneducated Jefferson witnesses the ... Read full review

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User Review  - bjellis - LibraryThing

Beautifully written. Great character development, absolutely great writing. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Tyshae Frazier - Goodreads

This book was extraordinary! In the beginning of the book it starts right away with action. A boy named Jefferson makes some dumb decisions and has to go to trial where he is sentenced to be ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Moses Kilolo - Goodreads

Someday I will die. That I am sure of. But I do not think about it, at least, not consciously. I wouldn't want to think that a time will come when light, breath, and little breezes are things I will ... Read full review

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User Review  - ken1952 - LibraryThing

Ernest Gaines wonderful novel still moves me every time I read it. Moving and very powerful. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Irene - Goodreads

An intensely vivid view of 1940's Southern racial injustice in a small Louisiana town. Grant Wiggins endeavors to impart his greatest lesson and gift to Jefferson in his struggle to face a death penalty he neither deserves nor is willing to accept...dignity and personal redemption. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Zinta - Goodreads

The older and, one hopes, wiser I grow, the more I admire and respect simplicity. Simplicity is not simple. Simplicity means clean lines, all that is unnecessary pared away. Simplicity means choosing ... Read full review


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