The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine

How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Book - 2018
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A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018.
Edition: Oprah's Book Club edition.
ISBN: 9781250205797
1250205794
Branch Call Number: 364.66092 H6662H
Characteristics: xii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hardin, Lara Love - Author

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lindahartm52
Aug 05, 2018

Black man unjustly accused of three murders which sent to him to death row for 30 yrs. Remarkable story of survival and hope, justice in the midst of horrible racism. Bryan Stephenson was the lawyer who discovered the situation and helped him get released into a new life.

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ownedbydoxies
Aug 02, 2018

An incredible story, which if it had been written as fiction would have seemed ridiculously unbelievable: a young man falsely accused of murder, finds himself imprisoned for nearly 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. How he learned to choose his own fate while incarcerated with no options other than to keep maintaining his innocence while locked up in a horrible environment, is one of the most inspiring stories I've read. And then to top things off, the loyalty and love shown to him by his best friend (they were 6 and 4 when they met) who spends hours on the highway every single week on visiting day for those thirty years, so that the imprisoned man knows he's not alone or forgotten, is equally inspiring. Very highly recommended!

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laphampeak
Jul 22, 2018

Hinton's book about his wrongful incarceration and stint on death row is a loud and welcome voice to the prejudice and injustice far too often found in our present judicial system and how we inhumanely treat prisoners - guilty or not. His ability to remain sane and compassionate is a lesson for anyone going through extreme difficulty and is rare in circumstances as awaiting capitol punishment. This book is a beautiful springboard to discussion about race, poverty, and our prison system and how we need to rethink the our thinking and methods in place.

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beanieboy
Jul 15, 2018

If you love Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy,” you will also love this book. This book is very well written and extremely honest. I don’t think I could have survived in this situation. I am very glad Ray Hinton wrote this book. He gives a very compelling reason why capital punishment needs to be abolished.

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Fallenangel_4
Jul 03, 2018

This book was one of the best books I've read in a long time. I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. every morning until it was done. I am so impressed with Hinton and the fate of how his life turned out. He lives without bitterness or hatred which is the most valuable lesson for me and should be for anyone reading this. He is an incredible man and it reinforces my belief that the world is far from fair and I am even more angry and disillusioned by an administration that condones this racist behavior, causing pain and injustice in our world, even in modern day. This is one of the most valuable books I have read in a long time and it will stay within me.

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Epp6005
Jun 29, 2018

This book is a miracle because Anthony Ray Hinton might not have survived. He spent 30 years on Alabama's death row for a crime he did not commit. It's nearly inconceivable. His story is one of forgiveness, friendship and triumph. His journey is an unforgettable inspiration. A must read. 5 stars!

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Epp6005
Jun 28, 2018

This book is a miracle because Anthony Ray Hinton might not have survived. He spent 30 years on Alabama's death row for a crime he did not commit. It's nearly inconceivable. His story is one of forgiveness, friendship and triumph. His journey is an unforgettable inspiration. A must read. 5 stars!

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bibliomum
Jun 21, 2018

This is non-fiction. These things really happened to an innocent man. Through it all he could always forgive. His faith and love from family and friends got him through it all. Wow.... Read this book, it’s a must. “How we live matters.”

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