A Land More Kind Than Home
A New York Times bestseller and winner of the UK's John Creasey Award for Debut Crime Novel of the Year
'Mesmerizing. Intensely felt and beautifully told' New York Times
One Sunday nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina.
Wiley Cash uses this haunting image - inspired by a horrific true event - to spin us into a spellbinding, heartbreaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of faith and family to protect a child.
This is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity, and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable.
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A Land More Kind Than HomeUser 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
A Land More Kind Than HomeUser Review - Thomas Kilpatrick - Book Verdict
As lyrical, beautiful, and uncomplicated as the classic ballads of Appalachia, Cash's first novel is a tragic story of misplaced faith and love gone wrong, set in the mountains of North Carolina. The ... Read full review