Ernest J. Gaines
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Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest James Gaines (born January 15, 1933) is an African-American author whose works have been taught in college classrooms and translated into many languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese. Four of his works have been made into television movies.

His 1993 novel, A Lesson Before Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Gaines has been a MacArthur Foundation fellow, awarded the National Humanities Medal, and inducted into the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) as a Chevalier.
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    • A Lesson Before Dying

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: Lionel Mark Smith, Roger Guenveur Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 306
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    Jefferson is an innocent and unwitting party to a deadly liquor store shoot-out in the 1940s. As the only...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amie on 02-09-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • A Gathering of Old Men

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines, Sally Darling
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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    When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and engaging.

    • By David Robbins on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Tragedy of Brady Sims

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    Ernest J. Gaines' 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....

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    • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: Tonya Jordan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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 1960s...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At great listen

    • By Susan on 11-11-08

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    • A Lesson Before Dying: CliffsNotes

    • By: Durthy A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    This study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying....

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    • Catherine Carmier

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: S. Patricia Bailey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence....

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