???This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.??????Chicago Tribune,Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.,From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.