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The Innocence of Joan Little: A Southern Mystery James Reston Jr.

The Innocence of Joan Little: A Southern Mystery

James Reston Jr.

Published January 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780595153237
Paperback
356 pages
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 About the Book 

I decided early that I had to create her totally. Jerry Paul, Defense Lawyer This Book-of-the-Month Club featured alternate portrayals the celebrated case of Joan Little, the young black woman who stabbed a white jailer-rapist and then was triedMoreI decided early that I had to create her totally. —Jerry Paul, Defense Lawyer This Book-of-the-Month Club featured alternate portrayals the celebrated case of Joan Little, the young black woman who stabbed a white jailer-rapist and then was tried for capital murder in North Carolina. The case was an international sensation, involving a womans right to kill a potential rapist, civil rights, prisoners rights, and capitol punishment.