Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

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by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312376537

ISBN-13: 9780312376536

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken—but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to

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Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken—but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released, after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face—and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives.

In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312376536
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,195,774
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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