Ernest Gaines

Ernest Gaines
A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375702709
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes 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. 

A Gathering of Old Men (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679738909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 1992

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.

Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400096459
Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.
Published: Vintage - October 17th, 2006

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 Southern life.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553263572
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Bantam - July 1982

"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.