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The Sun Does Shine

How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

By Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin
19-minute read
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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin

The Sun Does Shine (2018) is the shocking, tragic and, ultimately, inspiring tale of an innocent man’s fight for freedom. Found guilty of two murders he didn’t commit, Anthony Ray Hinton spent almost thirty years on death row. Not only did he never give up hope; he found a way to live, to find friendship and to gain freedom.

This is a Blinkist staff pick

“These blinks tell the story of the now-free Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 28 years on death row for murders he did not commit. What happened to him is enraging and confounding to the highest degree. And the fact that he made it through with compassion and forgiveness… the word 'inspiring' doesn’t seem sufficient.”

– Clare, Editor at Blinkist

  • Anyone who cares about justice
  • Readers interested in racial inequality
  • People who love an inspiring story of the human spirit

Anthony Ray Hinton is a black man from Alabama. He’s been advocating for the abolition of the death penalty since his experience on death row.

Lara Love Hardin is a writer who has helped write books including Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s The Book of the Future.

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