"Few stories of wrongful convictions have happy endings, but the one told by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino is far different. It is the powerful account of violence, rage, redemption, and, ultimately, forgiveness."
"The story of Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, as told in first-person voices in this gripping, well-written book, is exceptional."
—St. Petersburg Times
“Even the most cynical reader will be impressed with Cotton’s resilience and grace.”
—The Washington Post
“Picking Cotton is the nonfiction title you must not overlook this year. It is as compelling as any fiction, yet the truth at its core will move you to tears.”
—The Louisville Courier-Journal
"Picking Cotton is ultimately an uplifting story of hope."
—The Charlotte Observer