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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

What an extraordinarily moving book. I read it in one day, and sobbed for the last 30 pages. Grant Wiggins learns much from Jefferson, when he is supposed to be teaching him. They both learn something ... Read full review

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User Review  - rgruberhighschool - LibraryThing

RGG: Set in 1940's Louisiana, this is a story of a young man's response to another man's impending execution on death row. A wonderful companion to To Kill a Mockingbird, or even Walter Dean Myer's Monster. A couple brief sexually explicit passages. Read full review

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

The premise of this book is promising. 21 year old Jefferson in 1940’s Louisiana town was in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught up in a botched up robbery, convicted of murder, and sentenced to ... Read full review

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

The premise of this book is promising. 21 year old Jefferson in 1940’s Louisiana town was in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught up in a botched up robbery, convicted of murder, and sentenced to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hebephrene - LibraryThing

I read this because it was mentioned in a lecture at Warren Wilson dealing with narrative and was blown away. Devastated. People would use the idea of simple as perjorative and yet here it is the ... 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  - 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  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Powerful. More later. Read full review

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User Review  - grandpahobo - LibraryThing

A very powerful, beautifully told story. I only give five stars to books that I will never forget. Read full review


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