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

OPRAH WINFREY'S BOOK CLUB SUMMER 2018 SELECTION

**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**


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.

Title:The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250124715

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

  • Diane S ?

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to reta...

  • Lola

    Can you imagine?Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution?Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next t...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough...

  • Erin

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Antho...

  • Esil

    If you haven’t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it’s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death pen...

  • Beata

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mot...

  • Holly

    I read Bryan Stevenson's book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, back in 2016 and that book has STUCK WITH ME. So there was no question that I would read this book, about one of the many ...

  • Nancy

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Bre...

  • Brandice

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that’s not a typo -...

  • Emer

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born b...