September Book Club

downloadUntitledJoin 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 perhaps Grant has something to learn as well. Copies are available to check out at the main floor general reference desk.

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