A Lesson Before Dying : A Novel

Ernest J Gaines
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson.

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Before Dying is 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. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.