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Product Description: One morning, six-year old Sonny is awoken by his crying mother, who tells him that, come tomorrow morning, they are leaving to go to "Gran'mom's" house—without Sonny's father, Eddie. Later that morning, Sonny witnesses a fight between his parents, which revolves around his father having stayed out late the night before because his car had broken down...read more

Paperback:

9781939601025 | Reissue edition (Consortium Book Sales & Dist, December 3, 2013), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: One morning, six-year old Sonny is awoken by his crying mother, who tells him that, come tomorrow morning, they are leaving to go to "Gran'mom's" house—without Sonny's father, Eddie.

Library:

9780803749382 | Dial Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1971, cover price $5.47 | About this edition: A young black boy living on a cane plantation recounts the events of the day his parents separate and are reconciled.

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Product Description: From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit...read more

Hardcover:

9780517269190, titled "Lesson Before Dying" | Random House Value Pub, November 1, 1998, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel.
9780679455615 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 1997, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In 1948 Louisiana, a young teacher is asked to impart some of his own pride and learning to a young Black man awaiting execution, only to come face to face with his own cynicism and hopelessness
9780792717959 | Large print edition (Chivers North Amer, April 1, 1994), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
9780679414773 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1993, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In 1948 Louisiana, a young teacher is asked to impart some of his own pride and learning to a young Black man awaiting execution, only to come face to face with his own cynicism and hopelessness

Paperback:

9780375702709 | Vintage Books, October 1, 1997, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man
9789990143188, titled "Lesson Before Dying" | Random House Inc, October 1, 1997, cover price $0.02 | also contains A Lesson Before Dying
9780679741664 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 1, 1994), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739323670 | Unabridged edition (Random House, May 17, 2005), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781580812382 | Unabridged edition (L A Theatre Works, April 1, 2002), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: In a drama about race and resistance in 1940s Louisiana, Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to counsel the condemned man.
9781578152148 | Abridged edition (Media Books Llc, June 1, 2001), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Based on Ernest J.
9780375402586, titled "Lesson Before Dying" | Unabridged edition (Random House, September 1, 1997), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: 6 cassettes / approx.
9781570422232 | Abridged edition (Hachette Audio, February 1, 1995), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man.

Reinforced:

9780606071505 | Demco Media, June 1, 1994, cover price $22.30 | About this edition: Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man

Prebinding:

9781439559314 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 8, 2008), cover price $21.95 | also contains A Lesson Before Dying | About this edition: From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Product Description: A coffee table book with pictures and words that includes an introduction by Ernest J. Gaines, an original poem by Wendell Berry, and short essays by Reggie Scott Young, Marcia Gaudet, and Wiley Cash. The book uses photographs and quotations from Gaines's fiction and essays to create a narrative of the land and people who inspired him, the literature he produced, and his legacy...read more

Hardcover:

9781887366830 | Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette, October 17, 2009, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A coffee table book with pictures and words that includes an introduction by Ernest J.

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Product Description: Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gaines’s now-classic novel—written as an autobiography—spans one hundred years of Miss Jane’s remarkable life, from her childhood as a slave on a Louisiana plantation to the Civil Rights era of the 1960s...read more

Hardcover:

9780385240178, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Reprint edition (Doubleday, February 1, 1987), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An old woman recalls her struggle against bigotry from her childhood during the Civil War to her participation in twentieth-century demonstrations
9780816160105 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, June 1, 1971), cover price $14.95

Paperback:

9780385342780, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Reprint edition (Dial Pr, January 27, 2009), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Miss Jane Pittman.
9780553263572, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Reissue edition (Bantam Books, September 1, 1996), cover price $6.50 | About this edition: An old woman recalls her struggle against bigotry from her childhood during the Civil War to her participation in the twentieth-century civil rights demonstrations

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786110537, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 1, 1997), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: An old woman recalls her struggle against bigotry from her childhood during the Civil War to her participation in the civil rights demonstrations.
9780694504138 | Caedmon Audio Cassette, December 1, 1984, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Miss Jane Pittman.

Reinforced:

9780606022132, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Demco Media, May 1, 1989, cover price $15.65 | About this edition: An old woman recalls her struggle against bigotry from her childhood during the Civil War to her participation in the twentieth-century civil rights demonstrations

Prebinding:

9781439574195, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Miss Jane Pittman.
9780881035629, titled "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: An old woman recalls her struggle against bigotry from her childhood during the Civil War to her participation in the twentieth-century civil rights demonstrations

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Product Description: Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. "Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own...read more

Hardcover:

9780896215115 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 1, 1984), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The murder of a white Cajun farmer named Boutan unleashes a fury of buried hatred and defiance, as Sheriff Mapes tries to identify the killer--a white overseer and a group of Black farmers all claim responsibility--and prevent revenge
9780394514680 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1983, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The murder of a white Cajun farmer named Boutan unleashes a fury of buried hatred and defiance, as Sheriff Mapes tries to identify the killer--a white overseer and a group of Black farmers all claim responsibility--and prevent revenge

Paperback:

9780679738909 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, July 1, 1992), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: The murder of a white Cajun farmer named Boutan unleashes a fury of buried hatred and defiance, as Sheriff Mapes tries to indentify the killer and prevent revenge

Reinforced:

9780606010276 | Demco Media, July 1, 1992, cover price $20.15 | About this edition: The murder of a white Cajun farmer named Boutan unleashes a fury of buried hatred and defiance, as Sheriff Mapes tries to indentify the killer and prevent revenge

Prebinding:

9781439508091 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $20.95 | also contains A Gathering of Old Men | About this edition: Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

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Product Description: A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. In St. Adrienne, a small black community in Louisiana, Reverend Phillip Martin—a respected minister and civil rights leader—comes face to face with the sins of his youth in the person of Robert X, a young, unkempt stranger who arrives in town for a mysterious "meeting" with the Reverend...read more

Hardcover:

9780394479385, titled "In My Father's House" | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1978, cover price $13.95 | also contains Toucans | About this edition: The arrival in a southern town of a young, unkempt man results in a sudden confrontation with past sin and error on the part of the town's most respected black man, Reverend Phillip Martin

Paperback:

9780679727910, titled "In My Father's House" | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, July 1, 1992), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The arrival in a southern town of a young, unkempt man results in a sudden confrontation with past sin and error on the part of the town's most respected Black man, Reverend Phillip Martin

Prebinding:

9781439508107, titled "In My Father's House" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past.

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Product Description: In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J...read more

Prebinding:

9781417757275 | Turtleback Books, October 17, 2006, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer.

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A collection of short fiction and autobiographical essays from the award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying includes five stories, set in Louisiana, that capture the joys and sorrows of rural Southern life, accompanied by prose works that chronicle his move to California at fifteen, the beginnings of his life as a writer, and the people and places he has encountered. Reprint. 15,000 first printing
By Ernest J. Gaines, Marcia Gaudet (compiler) and Reggie Young (compiler)

Hardcover:

9781400044726 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 4, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Collects five stories, set in Louisiana, that capture the joys and sorrows of rural Southern life, accompanied by prose works that chronicle the author's life as a writer, and the people and places that he has encountered.

Paperback:

9781400096459 | Vintage Books, October 10, 2006, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A collection of short fiction and autobiographical essays from the award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying includes five stories, set in Louisiana, that capture the joys and sorrows of rural Southern life, accompanied by prose works that chronicle his move to California at fifteen, the beginnings of his life as a writer, and the people and places he has encountered.

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Product Description: Wide Awake in the Pelican State -- which mimics the title of Dinty W. Moore's contribution to the collection -- brings together twenty-one of the finest modern writers who claim Louisiana as home, having lived all or some part of their lives in the Pelican State...read more
By Ann Brewster Dobie (editor) and Ernest J. Gaines (foreword by)

Paperback:

9780807130346 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, May 15, 2006, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Wide Awake in the Pelican State -- which mimics the title of Dinty W.

Miscellaneous:

9781400077700 | Vintage Books, January 20, 2004, cover price $13.00

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A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.

Paperback:

9781586634766 | Spark Pub Group, August 1, 2003, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.

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Catherine, a young Louisiana Black woman, is caught up in the racial tensions between white, Black, and Cajun in the rural plantation area

Paperback:

9780679738916 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, April 1, 1993), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Catherine, a young Louisiana Black woman, is caught up in the racial tensions between white, Black, and Cajun in the rural plantation area

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786111275 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 1, 1997), cover price $32.95

Prebinding:

9780613064804 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Catherine, a young Louisiana Black woman, is caught up in the racial tensions between white, Black, and Cajun in the rural plantation area

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Product Description: In these five stories, Ernest Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780679781653 | Vintage Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In these five stories, Ernest Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying.
9780393007985 | W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 1976, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Five stories skillfully portray the social and moral predicaments of the Negro in the rural South

A poor African American boy and his mother experience both discrimination and kindness during a trip to town to see the dentist.

Library:

9780886825829 | Creative Co, August 1, 1995, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A poor African American boy and his mother experience both discrimination and kindness during a trip to town to see the dentist.

The African American author discusses his life, his work, and the prejudices he experienced living in the Southern United States
By Ernest J. Gaines and John Lowe (editor)

Hardcover:

9780878057825 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, June 1, 1995, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: The African American author discusses his life, his work, and the prejudices he experienced living in the Southern United States

Paperback:

9780030095979, titled "Economic Growth & the Environment" | Harcourt College Pub, January 1, 1998, cover price $42.95 | also contains Conversations With Ernest Gaines, Economic Growth & the Environment

Product Description: A college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, Grant Wiggins forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man. Book available.

Paperback:

9780792717942 | Large print edition (Chivers North Amer, April 1, 1994), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, Grant Wiggins forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man.

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Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781556441561 | Amer Audio Prose Library Inc, June 1, 1987, cover price $13.95

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Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781556441554 | Amer Audio Prose Library Inc, June 1, 1987, cover price $13.95

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A Black, who seeks revenge against his oppressive white employers, is doomed when he breaks the most honored rule of love in the South

Paperback:

9780679752486 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 1, 1994), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A Black, who seeks revenge against his oppressive white employers, is doomed when he breaks the most honored rule of love in the South
9780393009149 | W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 1979, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Ernest J.

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