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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
The Sun Does Shine How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Author: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin
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. — 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 mistak...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781250124715
ISBN-10: 1250124719
Publication Date: 3/27/2018
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 30
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reviewed The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row on + 168 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I first came across Hinton's story in the incredible book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I stumbled on this book one day while browsing in my library and knew I needed to read it. Hinton was arrested in 1985 and charged with murder. Being a poor black man in Alabama, justice was not served for him. He was sentenced to death, despite strong evidence against his having committed the crimes. For thirty years, he clung to his innocence as he waited on death row, with that innocence giving him hope and light in a very dark place. With the help of Bryan Stevenson and the work of Equal Justice Initiative, Hinton was finally set free in 2015. An incredibly powerful, riveting story. Highly recommended!
booksrgr8 avatar reviewed The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was such a good book. This poor guy spent almost 30 yrs on death row for crimes he did not commit! He describes his entire experience so clearly that it left me shaken with the thought that "there but for the grace of God, goes I". What amazes me so much is how he never waivers from his true self - continuing to be loving, kind, and empathetic towards others. He remains true to himself in the worst of circumstances and is able to maintain his beautiful spirit. Our justice system is so unjust... These types of stories reinforces my belief that the death penalty should not be an option - ever! God Bless Mr Hinton - I pray that the remainder of his days are as beautiful as he is. This book grabbed hold and wouldn't let go - I read it in 2 days.
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