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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines 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, … Read More A Lesson Before Dying