The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death ...

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Title:The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Author:Anthony Ray Hinton
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250124719
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Reviews

  • sarah  morgan
    Feb 01, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

  • George
    May 22, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

    Thirty years. THIRTY years. Years. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years fighting for his life. Fighting for his innocence. And I know, he will spend the rest of his years fighting to end the death penalty. This book was an emotional roller coaster, and I can not even begin to imagine what...

    POWERFUL AND COMPELLING. ?He was a poor man in a criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.??from the introduction by Bryan Stevenson (p. ix) ?But pain and tragedy and injustice happen?they happen to us a...

  • Eleanor
    Mar 08, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

    Thirty years. THIRTY years. Years. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years fighting for his life. Fighting for his innocence. And I know, he will spend the rest of his years fighting to end the death penalty. This book was an emotional roller coaster, and I can not even begin to imagine what...

    POWERFUL AND COMPELLING. ?He was a poor man in a criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.??from the introduction by Bryan Stevenson (p. ix) ?But pain and tragedy and injustice happen?they happen to us a...

    Oh man, this was fantastic. Highly recommended as a book flight with Just Mercy (could read them in either order, as they approach the story from two different sides). Anthony Ray Hinton is not a perfect man, but he is sent to death row by a racially-biased judge, jury, and prosecutor ...

    An Important And Accessible Book Most Americans are not aware of the degree to which our justice system is compromised, racist, and increasingly bent to the will of for-profit corporations. The tragic true story of Ray Hinson?s conviction for a crime he didn?t commit and the sub...

    I'll make this clear first: I am opposed to the death penalty. I wasn't always, but I had a change of heart and mind several years ago. But I remember how I felt about it before that change. I believed that some people were just beyond rehabilitation; that some people were pure-tee...

  • Caryn
    Mar 27, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

  • Jeanette
    Mar 25, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

  • Jade
    Mar 15, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

  • Darcia Helle
    Apr 13, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

    Thirty years. THIRTY years. Years. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years fighting for his life. Fighting for his innocence. And I know, he will spend the rest of his years fighting to end the death penalty. This book was an emotional roller coaster, and I can not even begin to imagine what...

    POWERFUL AND COMPELLING. ?He was a poor man in a criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.??from the introduction by Bryan Stevenson (p. ix) ?But pain and tragedy and injustice happen?they happen to us a...

    Oh man, this was fantastic. Highly recommended as a book flight with Just Mercy (could read them in either order, as they approach the story from two different sides). Anthony Ray Hinton is not a perfect man, but he is sent to death row by a racially-biased judge, jury, and prosecutor ...

    An Important And Accessible Book Most Americans are not aware of the degree to which our justice system is compromised, racist, and increasingly bent to the will of for-profit corporations. The tragic true story of Ray Hinson?s conviction for a crime he didn?t commit and the sub...

    I'll make this clear first: I am opposed to the death penalty. I wasn't always, but I had a change of heart and mind several years ago. But I remember how I felt about it before that change. I believed that some people were just beyond rehabilitation; that some people were pure-tee...

    'Justice' is a funny word. We like to talk about it. We like to claim we have an entire system geared toward it. But justice itself is an arbitrary, often subjective thing. Is it justice to take one life in exchange for another? Can we claim a system of justice exists when death row co...

  • Traci
    Mar 18, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

  • Karen
    Mar 20, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

  • Esil
    Apr 19, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

  • Jessica
    Apr 09, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

    Thirty years. THIRTY years. Years. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years fighting for his life. Fighting for his innocence. And I know, he will spend the rest of his years fighting to end the death penalty. This book was an emotional roller coaster, and I can not even begin to imagine what...

    POWERFUL AND COMPELLING. ?He was a poor man in a criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.??from the introduction by Bryan Stevenson (p. ix) ?But pain and tragedy and injustice happen?they happen to us a...

    Oh man, this was fantastic. Highly recommended as a book flight with Just Mercy (could read them in either order, as they approach the story from two different sides). Anthony Ray Hinton is not a perfect man, but he is sent to death row by a racially-biased judge, jury, and prosecutor ...

    An Important And Accessible Book Most Americans are not aware of the degree to which our justice system is compromised, racist, and increasingly bent to the will of for-profit corporations. The tragic true story of Ray Hinson?s conviction for a crime he didn?t commit and the sub...

  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 17, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Apr 30, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

  • Michelle Sibley
    Mar 08, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Mar 20, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

  • Toni
    Jan 29, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

  • Leigh Kramer
    Mar 19, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

  • Dianne
    Mar 10, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

  • Becky
    Jul 17, 2017

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

  • Barb
    Feb 02, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

  • Joey Rushing
    May 02, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

  • Debbie
    Mar 28, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Mar 11, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

  • Kaytee Cobb
    Apr 12, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

    Thirty years. THIRTY years. Years. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years fighting for his life. Fighting for his innocence. And I know, he will spend the rest of his years fighting to end the death penalty. This book was an emotional roller coaster, and I can not even begin to imagine what...

    POWERFUL AND COMPELLING. ?He was a poor man in a criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.??from the introduction by Bryan Stevenson (p. ix) ?But pain and tragedy and injustice happen?they happen to us a...

    Oh man, this was fantastic. Highly recommended as a book flight with Just Mercy (could read them in either order, as they approach the story from two different sides). Anthony Ray Hinton is not a perfect man, but he is sent to death row by a racially-biased judge, jury, and prosecutor ...

  • Stephanie Anze
    Apr 23, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

  • Nancy
    Feb 03, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    Apr 01, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

  • Bkwmlee
    May 02, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

  • Jaime
    Mar 29, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

  • Morgan Tallman
    Feb 12, 2018

    I am not sure where to put my feelings after finishing this book. I am appalled, angry, sad but also filled with admiration for this inncent man on death row for over thirty years, who managed to retain hope and love. Not that he never got angry, he did, but he still hung on, didn't gi...

    5 inspirational and unforgettable stars to The Sun Does Shine! ? ? ? ? ? Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murder and spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama. His cell was close enough to the execution block that all his senses knew when someone?s time had come. ...

    If you haven?t read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson , it?s a must read for anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US and especially the death penalty. Strike that ? it?s a must read for everyone. The Sun Does Shine has a for...

    Last year I read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. It was crushing to read about a justice system based on convictions and political gain at the expense of innocent men. It led me to read I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi about the death of Earl Garner and also to Michelle Ko's Reading w...

    As I write this review, I am wiping tears from my face -- tears that flowed more than once as I was reading this amazing book. It is hard to describe the gamut of emotions I felt as I followed Anthony Ray Hinton?s incredible story of having to spend 30 years on death row for a crime ...

    An incredible story! My heart hurt for Anthony Ray Hinton, an innocent man with extraordinary patience who sat on death row in a 5x7 ft cell for 30 years. This man missed half his life due to an unconscionable travesty of justice in Alabama?s court system before finally being exonera...

    Beautifully written, I really sunk my teeth into this fascinating story of the wrongful conviction of Anthony Ray Hinton, a young black man who spent 30 years on Alabama's Death Row. His crime? Nothing more than being born black and poor in Alabama. He was convicted of the robbery, kid...

    In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was accused of shooting a restaurant manager and of killing other tw0. Despite the fact that he had a solid alibi, and was in fact innocent of all charges, Hinton was found guilty and sentenced to death in Holman State Prison. Hinton was only twenty-nine at t...

    4.25 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, and especially to Ray Hinton, for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 27, 2018. I laughed, I was happy, I cried, I was sad. However to the unread observer you could never have imagined at what points in t...

    Would you have the capacity to forgive those who stole almost three decades of your life through hatred and ignorance? Anthony Ray Hinton was falsely convicted of two counts of murder in a travesty of justice in 1985. Subsequent appeals were further abortions in the courts. Why? An...

    I began reading ?The Sun Does Shine? by Anthony Hinton after my mom told me it was one of the best books she has ever read. After completing the book in less than 3 days, I have to agree it is one of the most inspiring and well written accounts of one man?s journey through advers...

    You need to read this book! Heart-wrenchingly tragic and extremely inspiring - written with true flair and style. ...

    Wow, this was such a heartbreaking read. It also had my blood boiling. Who are these people elected in to play God? The State of Alabama should be so embarrassed. This was such an interesting and touching story. I read a lot of it with (I'm sure) a shocked look on my face when I ...

    One of the most important nonfiction books I?ve ever read was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. He does an excellent job about teaching us how unjust the justice system is and follows several cases where innocent men were sent to prison or death row for crimes they did not commit. Wh...

    The Sun Does Shine is a eye opening memoir about a guy who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to die. You know you are in for a deep read when you read the synopsis. However, you should not let that stop you from reading this book. While reading this, I felt a deep sorrow for...

    Extremely well written, reads like a novel and is impossible to put down for very long. This book needs to be read by everyone. ...

    A powerful story that will stay with me for some time. I cannot even begin to put to words how i feel about this innocent man who spent 30 yrs on death row for a crime he did not commit. It should never have happened, but sadly there's no doubt that there are more innocent people curre...

    If you are on the fence about the necessity of the death penalty I suggest you read The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. If you believe in the need for a death sentence, I also suggest you read it with open eyes and ears. Actually, everyone should read Hinton?s memoir, because i...

    The Sun Does Shine. Wow. What an incredible story. I was outraged just reading the introduction. This is the very personal life story of a man wrongfully accused. I highlighted in my kindle as I read and found that there were just TOO many beautiful lines to highlight them all. At t...

    WOW! This is a must-read memoir. Somewhere in the middle of Ray's story about his 30 years on Alabama's death row, I realized he'd been wrongfully convicted while I was still in nursing school (1985). While he survived and watched 54 prisoners walk past his cell to be electrocuted, I g...

    A hard book to review. You can?t say it?s a good book as actually it?s horrendous, meet Ray, an innocent man who spent 30 years on death row, at times I felt like this was just a story, pages of fiction, but then it would hit that this is actually someone life. It?s absolutely ...

    EVERYBODY needs to read this book. It moved me profoundly. It is the true story of an innocent black man on death row in Alabama for 29 years. I don't normally read non fiction (this does actually read like a novel) but I was recommended it. Now I am passing my recommendation on. Read ...

    Finished reading: March 11th 2018 "And with that laughter, I realized that the State of Alabama could steal my future and my freedom, but they couldn't steal my soul or my humanity." *** A copy of this bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and St. Martin's Press i...

    The Sun Does Shine is an important complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Hinton's firsthand account of wrongful imprisonment which landed him on Death Row in spite of his innocence is an important read for us all. While the book can be ...

    Thirty years. THIRTY years. Years. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years fighting for his life. Fighting for his innocence. And I know, he will spend the rest of his years fighting to end the death penalty. This book was an emotional roller coaster, and I can not even begin to imagine what...