Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

Author: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
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Book Title
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
Author
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
ISBN
9780312599539
The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her rapist and sent to prison for 11 years.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. With Picking Cotton, Jennifer and Ronald tell in their own words 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin TorneoPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinPublished: 01/05/2010ISBN: 9780312599539Pages: 297Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d

The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her rapist and sent to prison for 11 years.

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.

With Picking Cotton, Jennifer and Ronald tell in their own words 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 01/05/2010
ISBN: 9780312599539
Pages: 297
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d

The New York Times best selling true story of an unlikely friendship forged between a woman and the man she incorrectly identified as her rapist and sent to prison for 11 years.

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.

With Picking Cotton, Jennifer and Ronald tell in their own words 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 01/05/2010
ISBN: 9780312599539
Pages: 297
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d