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ISBN: 0758202776

ISBN13: 9780758202772

Cry Me a River

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Ernest Hill has always been a writer of great power and psychological depth, creating characters that resonate brilliantly beyond the boundaries of gender and race. Cry Me A River is a remarkable book. It runs deep and it runs fast. --Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain An absentee father from a "no good" family, Tyrone Stokes was imprisoned for shooting a man in a convenience store. His wife...

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Great Storytelling!

Cry Me A River by Ernest Hill was a powerful story of determination and redemption. Tyrone Stokes, recently released from prison and on parole, learns that his son Marcus has been convicted of murder and he will be executed in 8 days. Although Tyrone doesn't even know where to begin and although he is very limited in what he can do, he is determined to prove that his son was falsely accused and save him from death.This story was just absolutely amazing and I cannot remember the last time I was afraid to get to the end of a book. This wasn't really a book of "suspense" but it was suspenseful since you didn't know how it was going to end.This is my first but definitely not last book by Ernest Hill.

Page Turner to the very End

I felt every emotion as I sat on the edge the whole time reading CRY ME A RIVER. The characters were so believable. Tyrone's quest to save his son was heart-wrenching. This is the first book I've read by Ernest Hill, but after reading this one, I am in search of other books by this very talented writer.

One of a Kind! Buy A Copy For A Friend!

Mr. Hill yields an adept pen in writing Cry Me A River, a breathtaking novel. It is a maelstrom of excellent literary writing. The author has the ability to create such believable characters and the foresight to weave a story that integrates love, redemption and forgiveness. This novel is an epicenter of creative thinking and writing. Kudos, Mr. Hill.We are all too familiar with crime, absentee fathers, inadequate representation in the justice system, etc. but this novel goes a step further. It illustrates the power of unconditional love for family and its impact on circumstances and situations,needless to say, it tests one's ability to stay steadfast in difficult situations. If you are looking for love, intrigue, suspense and prose that is written eloquently, I suggest you grab some tea and get read for an excellent read.


Ernest Hill is simply wonderful. Again, Mr. Hill has raised the bar for all contemporary writers.Cry Me a River is the best book I've ever read. Mr. Hill is an excellent story teller with the unique ability to create characters that are unbelievably familiar to his audience.I have read his other books,Satisfied With Nothin' & A Life For a Life,and like Cry Me a River, they both are well written, entertaining novels with powerful messages about the importantance of education, the power of love, the need for strong families and the value of friendship, to name a few.I can't wait to read his next book.

Kept Me At The Edge Of My Seat!

Ernest Hill did a wonderful job writing this story. As soon as I opened the book it was hard for me to put it down! Tyrone just got out prison, he served 10 years for murder. Het gets out and his sister confronts him with some devasting news-his son is in prison for raping and killing a white girl and addition to that he will be executed in 8 days. Tyrone immediately goes down to his son's lawyer's office to talk to him to get an understanding of everything. His lawyer has been on his son's case for FIVE years and came up with nothing. Tyrone smells a rat! He then gets together some witnesses on his own trying to clear his son of this mess. This story is full of colorful characters. Rene'-his sister whom he does get along with.Sarah Ann - the meditator of the familyMamaPauline-his wife who left him after he was sent to prison.Father-in-law- tries his best to keep Tyrone away from his daughter after he is released.Beggar Man -Tyrone's friend that will do any and everything to help him free his son.Captain Jack-the lawyerThe story will keep you on the edge of your seat as Tyrone tries his damnest to help his son. You will shed tears along with him and feel his pain. I recommend this book to all booklovers! It was GOOD! LOVED IT! The ending definitely made me cry a river!
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