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A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 9781847655448
Genre : Fiction
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An Oprah Book Club selection Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Gaines explores the deep prejudice of the American South in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Toni Morrison's Beloved. A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 342504821X
Genre : African American men
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A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 1400077702
Genre : Fiction
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A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson's godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting—and defying—the expected. Ernest J. Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous, highly praised works of fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Songs In Ordinary Time

Author : Mary McGarry Morris
ISBN : 9780007292196
Genre : Vermont
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Marie is a divorcee who is fighting to make ends meet & bring up her three children. A murder committed by a travelling confidence trickster, Omar Duvall, who preys on Marie's vulnerabilities & wheedles his way into her heart. The corpse of his victim, lying undiscovered in the woods, is the sinister presence behind everything.

Literature Companion A Lesson Before Dying

Author : History World
ISBN : 9781312463646
Genre : Fiction
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The book brought the author both name and fame. Gaines was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for the second time. The book was eventually recognized in American fiction after four years of its publication. Oprah Book Club adopted the novel in the year 1997 and it soon became a national bestseller. The story of the novel has also been adapted into a television movie. It is regularly used in book clubs and English courses not only in the United States but also in most of the English speaking countries. Literature Companion: A Lesson Before Dying Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Point of View and Setting Chapter Four: Characters Miss Emma Chapter Five: Summary of the Novel Chapter Six: Critical Analysis

A Virtuous Woman

Author : Kaye Gibbons
ISBN : 0375703063
Genre : Fiction
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In alternating chapters, two ill-matched people--Jack Ernest Stokes and his wife, Ruby Pitt Woodrow Stokes--describe their lives together and apart

Reading Oprah

Author : Cecilia Konchar Farr
ISBN : 0791462579
Genre : Literary Criticism
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