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A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland LP AF GAINE (Text) 76383000136727 Large Print, AF Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon LP FIC GAI (Text) 36825000165579 Large Print Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library FIC Gai (Text) 70741000054039 Adult Fiction Available -
 Funding Source: FUND: Chivers

Record details

  • ISBN: 0792717945 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0792717953 (hard)
  • Physical Description: 337 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Hampton, N.H. : Curley Large Print, 1993.

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Summary, etc.: 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 unformed his previous, highly praised works of fiction.
Subject: Death row inmates > Louisiana > Fiction.
Friendship > Louisiana > Fiction.
Large type books.
African American men > Louisiana > Fiction.
Louisiana > Race relations > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.2gsafd.

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