You can read Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying by checking out the print book
Author information is very important when doing a critical analysis of a work, especially when you are asked to provide a brief biography of the author or a bibliography. The resources listed here will help you to find information about the author. You may also want to search the author's name (last name, first name) in a subject search of the LCCC Catalog.
SEARCH HINT: Search "A Lesson Before Dying" AND "Ernest Gaines" to limit results to relevant studies and essays.