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A Land More Kind Than Home
A Land More Kind Than Home
Author: Wiley Cash
A stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land More Kind Than Home is a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town — For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062088147
ISBN-10: 0062088149
Publication Date: 4/17/2012
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
The book grabs you, keeps you interested and holds you tight. The characterizations are well written and vividly portrayed. I'm not much for southern literature usually, but I totally enjoyed this story. It is a sad story beautifully written.

The paperback has fun essays written by Wiley. They are worth the price of the book alone!
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Helpful Score: 2
Upon finishing this book I found that I did not like it as much as I thought I would. However, being in two groups that were discussing the novel, at the same time, I took the time for a more thoughtful approach to the book and found thru my own revisit of the story, and thru the ideas and perceptions of others, I had not given the story its full due.

Buried in the hills of the Applalachians was a sinister Jim Jones type preacher, Chambliss, who ruthlessly took control of his parish. Among which was a young married mother, Julie, whose marriage had gone awry, and was vulnerable to the preachers control. Barely to the outside of the church, was Adelaide, who cared for and taught the congregations children - but outside the church, feeling that the service was too sinister for their well-being, and collaborating to make sure that no church secrets were revealed. Additional characters are thrown in this novel, which is narrated by three of them, Adelaide, one of Julie's sons Jess, and the town sheriff Clem - all who play a major part in the novel. Secrets, betrayal and redemption are all solid themes in this novel - which is well worth the read. 4 stars
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Helpful Score: 1
The book grabs you, keeps you interested and holds you tight. The characterizations are well written and vividly portrayed. I'm not much for southern literature usually, but I totally enjoyed this story. It is a sad story beautifully written.
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