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The Resource A land more kind than home, Wiley Cash

A land more kind than home, Wiley Cash

Label
A land more kind than home
Title
A land more kind than home
Statement of responsibility
Wiley Cash
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land More Kind Than Home is a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town. For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to-an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. While there is much about the world that still confuses him, he now knows that a new understanding can bring not only a growing danger and evil-but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance as well. Told by three resonant and evocative characters-Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the town midwife and moral conscience; and Clem Barefield, a sheriff with his own painful past- A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all. These are masterful portrayals, written with assurance and truth, and they show us the extraordinary promise of this remarkable first novel
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New Blood Dagger Award, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10105698
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cash, Wiley
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A86525
LC item number
L36 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • North Carolina
  • Fundamentalists
Target audience
adult
Label
A land more kind than home, Wiley Cash
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780062088147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011022819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 730906282
  • (OCoLC)730906282
Label
A land more kind than home, Wiley Cash
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780062088147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011022819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 730906282
  • (OCoLC)730906282

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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