A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel
From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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