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Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

A tale of Jefferson, a poor black man in Louisiana in the late 40's, sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit, and the teacher, Grant Wiggins, who is asked to help him somehow to become more of ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

A black man is wrongly accused of a crime he did not commit, and a schoolteacher is given the task of helping him face his punishment like a man. The facts seem simple, but there is so much more to ... 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

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  - jo - Goodreads

i reread a lesson before dying. i remembered it not at all. all i remembered was that there were many conversations between someone and someone else, the latter of whom was about to be executed. but i ... 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

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

Ernest Gaines has written a sensitive book about crime, punishment, and redemption in a Cajun community during the late 1940s. I liked the voice, setting, and protagonist. The story is easy to follow while written with a stylish literary bent. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

I reread this book recently after many years and was surprised by nearly everything - but not how good it is. I had forgotten most details of the plot, the narrative structure, the characters, so it ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Jeanette - Goodreads

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I especially liked the development of Grant. I like the fact that he questions the problems and situations around him. He's not content to stay where he is in life and within himself. Read full review


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