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Orem Library Book Club: A Lesson Before Dying

Presented by Orem Public Library at Orem Public Library, Orem UT

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Sep 21 2016
Orem Library Book Club: A Lesson Before Dying

Join the Orem Library Book Club as they read and discuss Ernest J. Gaines Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel A Lesson Before Dying. It’s 1940s Louisiana, Jim Crow is in full-swing, and Grant Wiggins has returned to his Louisiana home to teach the plantation children. Grant’s most important pupil, though, may be Jefferson—a young, innocent, uneducated black man who has been sentenced to die. Grant is conscripted to help Jefferson find the courage to walk with dignity to the electric chair, but

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