Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy children’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

Ep 013 – A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines’ Pulitzer-nominated novel A Lesson Before Dying takes place in 1940s Jim Crow Louisiana, where a black schoolteacher is asked to visit a young man on death row.

Similar to last week’s episode, the discuss leans toward the serious – racism, cultural divisions, and one’s duty to his community – but our fervent desire to remain politically correct should help lighten the mood.

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