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  • Published: 29 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446497128
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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A Land More Kind Than Home




An extraordinary family story with a delicious dark seam running through it, it has echoes of Harper Lee, Kathryn Stockett and John Irving. It is a novel readers will love to talk about.

In the opening pages of A Land More Kind than Home, two young boys go to church one Sunday morning only to witness something they never should have seen. What follows is an unimaginable violence that must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past. Part literary thriller, part police mystery, part family drama, A Land More Kind than Home is a devastating portrait of faith, betrayal, and deliverance in North Carolina.

  • Pub date: 29 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446497128
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash is from western North Carolina, a region that figures prominently in his fiction. His stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Roanoke Review and The Carolina Quarterly. A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME (April 2012) is his first novel.

Wiley holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He has received grants and fellowships from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Thomas Wolfe Society, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.

He and his wife currently live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature at Bethany College. He also teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program in Fiction and Nonfiction Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Praise for A Land More Kind Than Home

“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

“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

“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"

“Electrifying debut”

Financial Times

“Cash’s debut novel (A Land More Kind Than Home) is a chilling descent into the world of religious frenzy in small town North Carolina. The languid atmosphere seduces, and Cash’s fine first effort pulls the reader into a shadowy, tormented world where wolves prowl in the guise of sheep”

Publishers' Weekly

“Mesmerizing first novel... intensely felt and beautifully told”

The New York Times

“[With] this clear-sighted, graceful debut [Cash] adds his promising new voice to Southern fiction”

Washington Post


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