The sun does shine: how I found life and freedom on death row

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Grouping Titlesun does shine how i found life and freedom on death row oprahs book club summer 2018 selection
Grouping Authoranthony ray hinton
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Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection

The Instant New York Times Bestseller

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.

"An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity."
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty–nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.

But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty–seven years he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty–four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015.

With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton's memoir tells his dramatic thirty–year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

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subject_facetCapital punishment -- United States
Compensation for judicial error -- United States
Death row -- Alabama -- Bessemer
Death row inmates -- United States
Hinton, Anthony Ray -- Trials, litigation, etc
Mistaken identity -- United States
Trials (Murder) -- Alabama -- Bessemer
title_displayThe sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row
title_fullThe Sun Does Shine How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)
The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row / Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin and a foreword by Bryan Stevenson
title_shortThe sun does shine
title_subhow I found life and freedom on death row
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
Biography & Autobiography
Capital punishment
Compensation for judicial error
Death row
Death row inmates
Hinton, Anthony Ray
Mistaken identity
Trials (Murder)
Trials, litigation, etc