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A Land More Kind Than Home

By (author) Wiley Cash

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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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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • 28 Mar 2013
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London
  • English
  • 0552778206
  • 9780552778206
  • 188,083

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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. Find out more at www.wileycash.com

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"Mesmerizing. Intensely felt and beautifully told" New York Times "I guarantee you will be thinking about this novel for days after you have finished the final page. This novel flexes its muscles and with breath-taking prose delivers a punch worthy of Mohammed Ali" Crimesquad.com "Electrifying debut" Financial Times "One of the most powerful novels I have ever read" Fred Chappell, author of I AM ONE OF YOU FOREVER and BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE "I think this could be the beginning of a long, fruitful career" Ernest J. Gaines, author of A LESSON BEFORE DYING and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

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One of the most powerful novels I have ever read

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Back cover copy

They said Pastor Chambliss was a good man. They said he could perform miracles, heal the sick - like my brother Stump. After it happened, they said that sometimes miracles go wrong. They said it was God's will, and that's all there is to it. But I know what I saw And it wasn't no miracle.

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