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Publisher Description

“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 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1993
March 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Trealure ,

Amazing

Highly recommend! I had to read this book for school and I REALLY enjoyed it.

xrizzo ,

Riveting, eye-opening, powerful

The ending of this book took my breath away. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good, hard look at how race has played (still plays) a role in the U.S. justice & educational systems.

Ketawrites ,

Great book!

I read this book for a Summer Reading assignment. Let me just tell u. This book is worth it.

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