The Sun Does Shine
by
 
Hinton, Anthony Ray

Title
The Sun Does Shine
 
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)

Author
Hinton, Anthony Ray
 
Hardin, Lara Love
 
Stevenson, Bryan

Subject
Biography & Autobiography
 
Sociology
 
African American Nonfiction
 
Nonfiction

Description
Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 SelectionThe 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 TutuIn 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.

Publisher
St. Martin's Publishing Group
 
St. Martin's Press

Date
2018/03/27

Digital Format
Adobe EPUB
 
HTML
 
Kindle

Language
English