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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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