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Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Sirpa Grierson - Goodreads

Beautiful in its simplicity, powerful in its effect. This book, often read in high school to elicit discussion on topics such as social justice, becomes more powerful with time and maturity. Reminiscent of Hemingway's prose, each word is carefully chosen. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Stacy - Goodreads

From a story and theme perspective, I found this a good read. However, I did not connect well with the writing style. The author's use of repetition distanced me from the book. I also really had no connection with the central character, which made it hard for me to love the book. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Jennykim - Goodreads

"A Lesson Before Dying" presents a group of black people dealing with racism and trying to help each other find freedom. It takes place in a small black community during the late 1940s. Jefferson, a ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Anna Marie - Goodreads

Thoughtful look at how to live your last days before your execution.. Made me cry. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Teresa Miller - Goodreads

Beautifully written...told by Grant Wiggins, a plantation teacher who helps a young black man, Jefferson, be strong and act like a man for his execution on the death chair. The characters from Louisianna are unforgettable. OPRAH BOOK CLUB Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Christine Fay - Goodreads

Grant Wiggins is a school teacher on a plantation in Louisiana when Jefferson is caught trying to rob a liquor store at gunpoint – only he's innocent. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time with ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Still poignant and relevant in contemporary times. A heartfelt, fast-paced read. Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Charmayne - Goodreads

Reading this book now seemed especially fitting given that a lot of news in the past year has caused people to examine topics of race and identity. In _A Lesson Before Dying_, two men help each other ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Ernest - Goodreads

How do you instill dignity and self worth in a person whose environment equates his value with that of a hog? This is the challenge of rural teacher Mr. Wiggins. During the Jim Crow 1940's era his ... Read full review

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Nur Simsek - Goodreads

Sad story, but really raw. Especially relevant now as well. A more detailed review on http://banubelle.blogspot.com/2015/06... Read full review


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