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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

Maybe someday I can be a published author too? I was really hoping to walk away from this book feeling changed in some way. I wanted a lesson that would impact my perspective. Maybe there was one and I was just too bored to see it? Read full review

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User Review  - REGoodrich - LibraryThing

A well-written account of a young, black man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Though innocent, he is accused, found guilty, and sentenced to death. This story is edifying in numerous ways ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

The story is set in the late 1940's in the small Cajun community of Bayonne, Louisiana. Racism continues to haunt this small town and all of its members. This story is told through the eyes of a young ... Read full review

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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  - 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  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines; (4 1/2*) A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small town during the 1940s. It is the story of two black men; one wrongly accused of murder and the other ... Read full review

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User Review  - teunnamelt - Overstock.com

Happy to find this summer required reading at a low overstock price! Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Powerful. More later. Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Powerful. More later. Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Powerful. More later. Read full review


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