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A lesson before dying [GRPL Book Club] / Ernest J. Gaines.



Summary: "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."--Amazon.com.
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Main Book Club Gaines (Text) 31307020401768 Book Club Checked out 10/21/2014
Main Book Club Gaines (Text) 31307020403566 Book Club Checked out 11/01/2014
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780375702709 :
  • Physical Description: 256 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Vintage Books,
Subject: African American men > Louisiana > Fiction.
Death row inmates > Luisiana > Fiction.
Friendship > Louisiana > Fiction.
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