Tuesday, December 30, 2008


A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest J. Gaines, read by Jay Long

Jefferson, a young black man, is unjustly accused of murdering a white man in a small Louisiana town in the 1940s. The themes of social justice and personal redemption make this a community-read choice from the NEA’s Big Read. Jay Long gives the dialogue a liveliness and passion. Reviewed by Leslie Fine.

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