Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

A Land More Kind Than Home

Book Description

January 22, 2013
For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is 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 repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.
Told by resonant and evocative characters, 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.

4.5 Stars

This is a story about a midwife, preacher and 2 boys – one of which is autistic.  Secrets start a chain reaction of tragedy that leaves a family and a town changed forever. 

This book was told from multiple points of view which provided many different perspectives and made the reader feel as if they were living the story along side the characters. The author did a fabulous job relaying the emotions that each characters felt throughout the story.  This is a novel filled with so many emotions.  Sadness, evil, name it and it was in the story.  

I really liked this book and cannot wait for his next book.  This book pulled me in and I could not put it down.  I wanted to know the results of the investigation. If you read this book you are sure to be sucked in and to become part of an amazing story.

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