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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User Review  - punxsygal - LibraryThing

A small town in North Carolina, a very fundamentalist church, the death of a young boy. combine to make this a compulsive read once started. Told mainly in three voices, an older woman, the brother of ... Read full review

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User Review  - cathyskye - LibraryThing

Told in alternating chapters from three different viewpoints, A Land More Kind Than Home is a strong mystery, a lyrical evocation of place, and a heartbreaking family story. An elderly woman named ... 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. Find out more at www.wileycash.com

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