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

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 truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hint In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused,...

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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

  • Kelly
    Jun 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

    What makes this book less brutal to read is knowing that Ray walks out of prison and away from the death sentence he was handed as an innocent man. What makes this book more brutal to read is knowing there are many other Rays sitting on death row who may never see that fate. I'v...

  • Diane Yannick
    Jun 26, 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

  • Irene
    Aug 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

  • Libby Chester
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

  • 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...

  • Emer
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

  • ♥ 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

  • DeAnn
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

    What makes this book less brutal to read is knowing that Ray walks out of prison and away from the death sentence he was handed as an innocent man. What makes this book more brutal to read is knowing there are many other Rays sitting on death row who may never see that fate. I'v...

    Audio #125 ...

    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...

    Wow. I seriously can not find any other words to express how I feel after reading this book. And even that doesn't do it justice. When I saw this book on here and read the description, I knew I had to read it. The Sun Does Shine is about a man, Anthony Ray Hinton, who was charged and a...

    This one was so good! I'm familiar with Bryan Stevenson's work, so it was good to read this one from a death row prisoner's perspective. Ray Hinton is an amazing man and his story is just a travesty of justice in Alabama. I can't believe that it took the state of Alabama so long to ...

  • Raymond
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Aug 07, 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

    What makes this book less brutal to read is knowing that Ray walks out of prison and away from the death sentence he was handed as an innocent man. What makes this book more brutal to read is knowing there are many other Rays sitting on death row who may never see that fate. I'v...

    Audio #125 ...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

  • Tammy
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

    What makes this book less brutal to read is knowing that Ray walks out of prison and away from the death sentence he was handed as an innocent man. What makes this book more brutal to read is knowing there are many other Rays sitting on death row who may never see that fate. I'v...

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    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...

    Wow. I seriously can not find any other words to express how I feel after reading this book. And even that doesn't do it justice. When I saw this book on here and read the description, I knew I had to read it. The Sun Does Shine is about a man, Anthony Ray Hinton, who was charged and a...

    This one was so good! I'm familiar with Bryan Stevenson's work, so it was good to read this one from a death row prisoner's perspective. Ray Hinton is an amazing man and his story is just a travesty of justice in Alabama. I can't believe that it took the state of Alabama so long to ...

    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 R.
    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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Lola
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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
    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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

  • Erin
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

  • Brandice
    Jul 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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 ...

  • Beata
    Jul 21, 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

  • 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

    What makes this book less brutal to read is knowing that Ray walks out of prison and away from the death sentence he was handed as an innocent man. What makes this book more brutal to read is knowing there are many other Rays sitting on death row who may never see that fate. I'v...

    Audio #125 ...

    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...

  • Mackenzie H
    May 31, 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...

    Can you imagine? Can you imagine being convicted of multiple murders you never committed and sentenced to death by electrocution? Can you imagine spending thirty years of your life in a tiny room next to the Death Room where they electrocute men and women, always wondering when t...

    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. ...

    Until we have a way of ensuring that innocent men are never executed. Until we account for the racism in our courts, in our prisons, and in our sentencing. The death penalty should be abolished. Anthony Ray Hinton is an amazing and Godly man. He's a much better person than I am. An...

    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...

    "It was nothing less than a lynching - a legal lynching - but a lynching all the same. The anger I had tried so hard to stuff down and pray away was back in full force. My only crime was being born black, or being born black in Alabama. Everywhere I looked in his court room, I saw whi...

    In The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton provides a first person account of his 30 years on Death Row - An innocent man served 30 - no, that?s not a typo - years in prison for a crime he did not commit - That?s my entire life. Hinton t...

    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...

    This is an account of an innocent man who spent 30 years on a death row in Alabama. Tragedy which could have devastated most of people ... However, Mr Hinton remained sane thanks to his faith, his mother and his best friend, and because he knew he was not guilty. What happened to him i...

    A question I sometimes ask myself after reading a book is if it was worth the time I invested, time that I could have spent doing something else. In other words, do I have a takeaway? Did the book impart something of value to me? This book answers that with a resounding ?Yes.? I wi...

    This book hit me in the gut. Hard. Sure, I?ve read other books about men who have been wrongly convicted of murder and ended up on death row. Yet, somehow, this one put me inside those bars and held me there. Hinton told his story with grace, hope and forgiveness. Imagine for a mi...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    5 ? An inspiring story that just broke my heart.. I literally had tears streaming down my face. This is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I?ve heard of due to the state of Alabama?s racial prejudice. Anthony was arrested, tried and convicted for a crime he didn?t commi...

    "There is no sadder place to be in this world than a place where there's no hope. " "You need to hold on to your hope. If you have hope, you have everything." "The sun does shine." -Anthony Ray Hinton Hinton?s book is about his 30 years, roughly a generation, on death ro...

    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...

    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...

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

    Anthony Ray Hinton has the dubious distinction of the individual to have spent the most time on death row for a crime he did not commit. But, a racist judicial system in Alabama and an underfunded public defender system did not care that there was not a scrap of credible evidence again...

    What makes this book less brutal to read is knowing that Ray walks out of prison and away from the death sentence he was handed as an innocent man. What makes this book more brutal to read is knowing there are many other Rays sitting on death row who may never see that fate. I'v...

    Audio #125 ...

    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...

    Wow. I seriously can not find any other words to express how I feel after reading this book. And even that doesn't do it justice. When I saw this book on here and read the description, I knew I had to read it. The Sun Does Shine is about a man, Anthony Ray Hinton, who was charged and a...