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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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Author(s)/Editor(s): Gaines, Ernest J. - -

YearMonthDay of Publication: 19970928
Standardized Book Category: Literary
Language: EnglishPage Count: 272

Publisher Marketing: NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER - A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a Black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.

"An instant classic." --Chicago Tribune

A "majestic, moving instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

"A Lesson Before Dying reconfirms Ernest J. Gaines's position as an important American writer." --Boston Globe

"Enormously moving.... Gaines unerringly evokes the place and time about which he writes." --Los Angeles Times

"A quietly moving novel [that] takes us back to a place we've been before to impart a lesson for living." --San Francisco Chronicle

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