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Ernest Gaines – Remembering a Great American Writer – Obituary

Ernest Gaines Obituary

Ernest Gaines, one of America’s most underappreciated novelists, died yesterday at the age of 86. We remember his life and honor his work with this obituary …

Three Ernest Gaines novels
to start with:

1.  A Lesson Before Dying

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. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.



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