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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wiley Cash Narrator: Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780062115591
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“Bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing.”
—Bobbie Ann Mason

“This book will knock your socks off….A first novel that sings with talent.”
—Clyde Edgerton

In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of John Hart (Down River), Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter), Ron Rash (Serena), and Pete Dexter (Paris Trout)—one that is likely to be held in the same enduring esteem as such American classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and A Separate Peace. A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home, a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This novel has great cumulative power. Before I knew it I was grabbed by the ankle and pulled into a full-blown Greek tragedy. I didn’t sleep well after I finished it because I kept thinking all childhoods are not the same. Cruelty and innocence dwell together and always will. I can just imagine the intense work—and the love—that has gone into this.”

    Gail Godwin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Harrowing…Cash adeptly captures the rhythms of Appalachian speech…Has elements of a thriller, but Cash is ultimately interested in how unscrupulous individuals can bend decent people to their own dark ends.”

    Washington Post

  • “A chilling descent into the world of religious frenzy…Compelling, with an elegant structure and a keen eye for detail, matched with compassionate attention to character…Cash’s fine first effort pulls the reader into a shadowy, tormented world where wolves prowl in the guise of sheep.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As lean and spare as a mountain ballad, Cash’s novel resonates perfectly, so much so that it could easily have been expanded to epic proportions. An evocative work about love, fate, and redemption.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The first thing that struck me about Wiley Cash’s novel is the beautiful prose: The narrative is strong, clean, direct, and economical. He is very familiar with this part of rural North Carolina, its mountains, valleys, rivers, vegetation, and farms. He knows the people—their customs, work habits, religion, everyday lives. Cash is a talented and disciplined young writer, and his first novel proves it. I think this could be the beginning of a long, fruitful career.”

    Ernest J. Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying

  • “Cinematic and symphonic…This is a compelling story revealed in a sequence of voices that are as pitch-perfect as they are irresistible. This is a wonderfully impressive debut: tender, muscled, and unforgettable.”

    Rikki Ducornet, author of The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the May 2012 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award
  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction
  • A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Mystery/Suspense
  • Winner of the 2012 CWA New Blood Dagger
  • One of the 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
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