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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  - 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  - 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  - Telly McGaha - Goodreads

When I first started reading this book, I could not put it down. This was despite the disdain that I had for the characters, almost all of the them. All of the white characters, except one, are ... 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  - 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  - 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  - 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


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