A Land More Kind Than Home

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Doubleday, 2012 - Brothers - 306 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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A Land More Kind Than Home

User Review  - Henrietta Thornton-Verma - Book Verdict

Snake-handling preachers and bizarre, dysfunctional families are clichés of Southern fiction, but they can still make a great story. Cash's debut novel centers on Jess, a boy who keeps his counsel ... Read full review

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This book dragged me in from the beginning and I read it in one sitting. It's well written, with a cast of wonderful characters. I felt as though I was there with them. It did jump around a bit, which I found a little distracting, but otherwise an excellent read. I loved it! 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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