National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER
“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
“A Lesson Before Dying reconfirms Ernest J. Gaines’s position as an important American writer.”- Boston Globe
“Enormously moving… Gaines unerringly evokes the place and time about which he writes.”- Los Angeles Times
From the Trade Paperback edition.