Land More Kind Than Home

By Wiley Cash
(Random House Export, Paperback, 9780857520708)

Publication Date: March 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2012 Indie Next List
“The voices that bear witness to the events in Cash's moving novel are haunting in their telling of a tale of innocent mistakes and evil incarnate in a small North Carolina mountain community. A charismatic preacher has a parish in his thrall. Mysterious goings on, both inside and outside of the shrouded little church, lead to tragedy for young Jess and his mute older brother, Stump. This is a heartbreaking, brilliant novel, both deeply Southern and utterly universal.”
-- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO



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  1. Think about the epigraph the author chose to open the book and from which the novel's title derives. What is the significance of this particular quote? How does it set the novel's tone and mood? Explain what the title—"a land more kind than home"—signifies.

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