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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Well written, beautiful prose. - Goodreads
Slightly disappointed in the ending. - Goodreads
Wiley Cash is a talented writer. - Goodreads
It is a page turner! - Goodreads
But the ending was NOT what I hoped for! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

This book annoyed me. It started out pretty good, then got suuuuuuper slow. Which I get, it's based in the south, so the author was trying to capture the feel of life there. But then 200 pages later ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

I now want to read everything that Wiley Cash writes! A Land More Kind Than Home is superb in its emotional power and portraying Appalachia of North Carolina. In the back of the book Mr. Cash tells ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Wiley Cash is from western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his writing. His first novel, A Land More Kind than Home, won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger award for Best First Novel 2012. His second novel, A Dark Road to Mercy, was the winner of the 2014 Gold Dagger Crime Novel of the Year' Award. Wiley teaches an MFA in fiction and non-fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. He lives with his wife and daughter in West Virginia. ind out more at www.wileycash.com

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