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Replying to: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Sally Scott of IOL reviewed the debut novel by Wiley Cash:

"Cash sets his compelling story in the depths of his own home region, North Carolina, telling the tale via the voices of three characters: nine-year-old Jess, whose adolescent curiosity dredges up some very unpleasant home truths, (not the least that adults don’t, necessarily, possess the wisdom to suss out evil); Adelaide Lyle, who, at 81, is well sussed and one of the few in town with the courage to make a stand against Marshall Chambliss, (the charismatic, very shady “pastor” who seems to hold many of the townsfolk in thrall) and Clem Barefield, the Madison County sheriff.

I was so invested in the characters, in particular, Jess, whose autistic brother, Christopher (aka “Stump”), is the doomed focus of this tale, I wanted it to never end."

To read the full review, go to IOL via this link

Abouth the book:

Religion is supposed to shield children from the evil of the world…

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.

Click here for more information about A Land More Kind Than Home

Click here to read an extract on Scribd

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