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Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: Set on a Louisiana sugar can plantation in the 1970s, the book is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAI

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: "Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAI

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Dell 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Summary: The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Classic Media, Inc. 2005

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD A