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Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
Author: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino - Ronald Cotton - Erin T
ISBN 13: 9780312599539
ISBN 10: 312599536
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $16.99

In this true and inspiring book, a unique and transcendent friendship rises from the depths of a shocking crime and a devastating miscarriage of justice.

The Washington Post - Kate Tuttle

Their story, told here in alternating sections, emphasizes that both were victims. Still, as both acknowledge, Thompson-Cannino, traumatized as she was, spent the next decade in freedom, marrying and having kids, while Cotton endured prison. Left mostly unexamined is the role race played in his incarceration, but even the most cynical reader will be impressed with Cotton's resilience and grace.