Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption-Karen White, Richard Allen voc, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo

  • Title: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
  • Author: Karen White, Richard Allen voc, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo
  • Released: 2009-03-01
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  • Pages: 0
  • ISBN: 1400111528
  • ISBN13: 978-1400111527
  • ASIN: 1400111528


Review <DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV>"Few stories of wrongful convictions have happy endings, but the one told by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Cannino is far different.  It is the powerful account of violence, rage,
redemption, and, ultimately, forgiveness."  --John Grisham<DIV>  This book will break your heart and lift it up again...a touching and beautiful example of the power of faith and forgiveness. Its message of hope should reverberate far beyond the halls of justice. --Sr. Helen Prejean, csj, author of Dead Man Walking

What happened in this book will change what you think of the criminal justice system in this country, and challenge you to help fix it.  Each of them tells an extraordinary story about crime, punishment and exoneration, but it s their shared spiritual journey toward reconciliation and forgiveness that is even more compelling and profound. --Barry C. Scheck, Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Innocence Project®

Few people have done more to put a human face on issues involving wrongful convictions than Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton. Yet through their shared pain, they have been able to forge a friendship that most of us search our lives for. --Janet Reno, Former U.S. Attorney General

<DIV> [A] remarkable testament...powerful...A MUST read. --Studs Terkel</DIV>

[Starred Audio Review] In 1984, Thompson-Cannino, a 22-year-old white, North Carolina college student, was viciously raped by a black intruder and identified Cotton as her attacker. Her testimony led to his conviction and a sentence of life imprisonment, though DNA evidence exonerated him 11 years later. Unbelievably, the two formed a genuine friendship and now together advocate for judicial reform. Audie Award nominee Richard Allen and Karen White (My Kind of Place) bring this poignant, simply unforgettable, joint first-person account wholly to life. Recommended for all. [See Major Audio Releases, LJ 2/1/09; the St. Martin's hc, a New York Times best seller, was recommended as "an asset to any crime collection," LJ 2/1/09. Ed.] Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., Garrettsville, OH --Library Journal

About the Author <DIV>Richard Allen is professor and chair of cinema studies at New York University. He is the author of numerous essays on Hitchcock, coeditor of two anthologies, "Alfred Hitchcock: Centenary Essays" and "Hitchcock: Past and Future," and with Sidney Gottlieb he edits the "Hitchcock Annual" for Wallflower Press.</DIV><br /><br /><DIV>Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University and the American School in London. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, scrapbooking, carpooling children and avoiding cooking.</DIV> pdf
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