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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life on Death Row

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life on Death Row

Author: Anthony Ray Hinton; Lara Love Hardin
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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**


'Both [Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton] emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...The Sun Does Shine is amazing and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate


'This incredibly moving chronicle...is one staggering revelation after another...' Independent


 


Anthony Ray Hinton was poor and black when he was convicted of two murders he hadn't committed. For the next three decades he was trapped in solitary confinement in a tiny cell on death row, having to watch as - one by one - his fellow prisoners were taken past him to the execution room. Eventually his case was taken up by the award-winning lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who managed to have him exonerated, though it took 15 years for this to happen. Since his release, other high-profile supporters have included Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Amal Clooney.


How did Hinton cope with the mental and emotional torture of his situation, and emerge full of compassion and forgiveness? The Sun Does Shine throws light not only on his remarkable personality but also on social deprivation and miscarriages of justice. Ultimately, though, it's a triumphant story of the resilience of the human spirit.

Reviews

"Amazing and heartwarming...The Sun Does Shine restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity." -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu "Hinton is an example to us all of the power of the human spirit to rise above complete injustice. His book will inspire people to never accept the unacceptable." -- Richard Branson

Author description

Born in Alabama in 1957, Anthony Ray Hinton was 28 years old when he was wrongly convicted of the murders of two restaurant managers. Held on death row for nearly 30 years he was finally released on 3 April 2015 after his appeal was taken right up to the US Supreme Court, which ruled that his case should be retried. Since his release he's become a popular and powerful speaker, planning to devote the rest of his life to help counter discrimination, bolster justice and share his message of hope and forgiveness.

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General Fields

  • : 9781846045738
  • : Random House
  • : Rider
  • : February 2018
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : 364.66092
  • : English
  • : 2018
  • : Paperback
  • : Anthony Ray Hinton; Lara Love Hardin