A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME is now a Best Seller!
It landed on the extended NYT Fiction best seller list during it’s first week on sale. Thank you, librarians, for all you are doing to make A Land More Kind Than Home a success.
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About the Book
Deep in the heart of the rural South is a quiet and unassuming small town with secrets that threaten to destroy the residents’ firm belief in the way things always have been and always will be. Jess Hall, an adventurous, precocious boy, has grown up there and feels enormously protective of his older sibling, whom everyone calls Stump, an autistic child who has never uttered a word in his life. One day the boys climb up on the rickety rain barrel beside their house and spy something through the window that they shouldn’t. Stump is taken away, and with the brother’s separation comes catastrophe, shattering the world as they know it. If Jess has suspected that there is much about the world of adults he doesn’t understand, he now knows that that knowledge is also much more dangerous and close to him than ever before.
Press Attention is Building
–LJ in its starred review 11/21/11 says, “…Cash captures the reader’s imagination in the first chapter…and maintains the wonder of the tale through to the coda…Lovers of Southern fiction should not miss this one.”
–Wiley was profiled in USA Today and his book has been receiving great reviews int he consumer press [note — I want the attributions to go AFTER the quotes, but it’s being quirky :
–Kansas City Star (syndicated); “Wiley Cash delivers a lyrical, poignant debut that melds crime fiction with Southern gothic for an emotional story about two brothers.”
–St. Augustine Record, “For an author to settle so comfortably into the skin of a character that he can bring them to life as real as any person you’ve actually known is a special talent… and Cash does it times three.”
–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; compares it favorably to Tom Franklin’s Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, adding, “Cash writes with confidence and compassion about a part of America ‘where people can take hold of religion like it’s a drug”…Cash’s story layers all of this into a beautifully written morality tale.”
Listen to the Book Buzz!Virginia Stanley
Director, Library Marketing