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  • A Lesson Before Dyingby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95

    A Lesson Before Dying , is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.  Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school... more...

  • Mozart and Leadbellyby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95

    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. Gaines faithfully evoke the sorrows and joys of rustic... more...

  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittmanby Ernest J. Gaines

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 6.99

    "This is a novel in the guise of the  tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a  witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this  woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure,  a woman equipped to stand beside William  Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The  Fury ." Miss Jane... more...

  • Of Love and Dustby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    This is the story of Marcus: bonded out of jail where he has been awaiting trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. There he encounters conflict with the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, and a tale of revenge, lust and power plays out between Marcus, Bonbon, BonBon's mistress Pauline, and BonBon's wife Louise. more...

  • In My Father's Houseby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    A story of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. Reverend Martin 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. more...

  • Catherine Carmierby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    By the author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence. After living in San Francisco for ten years, Jackson returns home to his benefactor, Aunt Charlotte. Surrounded... more...

  • Bloodlineby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    In these five stories, 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... more...

  • A Gathering of Old Menby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.00

    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... more...

  • Wide Awake in the Pelican Stateby Ann Brewster Dobie; Ernest J. Gaines

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    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. Each author shares the knack of telling a good story, a Louisiana tradition that dates back... more...

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