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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Not only is the story set in the 1940s, the writing style also seems to originate from that era similar to The Lilies of the Field or Raisin in the Sun. Perhaps these connections only reflect how ... Read full review

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User Review  - berthacummins - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading this book. It delves into self-image and how even one person around us can really make a difference in someone else's life. Jefferson, a black man, is falsely convicted of ... Read full review

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User Review  - berthashaver - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading this book. It delves into self-image and how even one person around us can really make a difference in someone else's life. Jefferson, a black man, is falsely convicted of ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwoman247 - LibraryThing

When a young black man is inadvertently caught up in a liquor store robbery gone terribly wrong in 1940's Louisiana, he is summarily convicted of murder by an all-white jury, and sentenced to death by ... Read full review

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User Review  - 66usma - LibraryThing

This work is a fairly quick read. The first 2/3 of the book provides an insight into the life of an African American in the south in the 1940's in a small town. The remainder of the work is ... Read full review

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User Review  - kblinn - LibraryThing

Set in the time of segregation in the south, a young black man is sentenced to die after his conviction for a killing that he might or might not have committed. At his sentencing, the judge refers to ... Read full review

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User Review  - khiemstra631 - LibraryThing

Set in the time of segregation in the south, a young black man is sentenced to die after his conviction for a killing that he might or might not have committed. At his sentencing, the judge refers to ... Read full review

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User Review  - mermaidatheart - LibraryThing

This book was on a few of my summer reading lists back in school, but I always passed it over for something more romantic like Jane Eyre or Great Expectations. Who wants to read about an innocent man ... Read full review

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User Review  - CasaBooks - LibraryThing

Powerful book to say the least. And easy to imagine it's true - even going back just those years to the 40's - there's been such a disregard for humanity. Read in 2008. Read full review

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User Review  - carladp - LibraryThing

Good. A reluctant nephew is asked to assist another black man to meet his death penalty with courage and grace. Read full review


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