A Land More Kind Than Home

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Doubleday, 2012 - Brothers - 320 pages
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For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall, North Carolina, means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is very protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to -- an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. While there is much about the world that still confuses him, he now knows that this new understanding can bring both evil -- and the possibility of deliverance.

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Well written, beautiful prose. - Goodreads
Slightly disappointed in the ending. - Goodreads
Wiley Cash is a talented writer. - Goodreads
If you love a page-turning plot, you might skip it. - Goodreads
It is a page turner! - Goodreads
But the ending was NOT what I hoped for! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh - Goodreads

A sinister thriller with all the elements you look for in southern gothic. Good versus evil, a tragic morality tale spiced with carnal sin and deceit, its focus the terrible cost to a community when ... Read full review

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User Review  - Craig Pittman - Goodreads

An impressive debut novel by an author with a knack for creating realistic characters and authentic dialogue. Wiley Cash has done a masterful job of spinning a story about a small North Carolina ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Wiley Cash is a native of western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his fiction. This is his first novel, and was inspired by a true story. He and his wife live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature. A Land more Kind than Home is the winner of the CWA John Creasey Award for Best First Novel 2102. Find out more at www.wileycash.com

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