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Book Discussion: "A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel (P.S.)" by Wiley Cash

I stumbled over this book while I was looking at another possible book club pick, and it really caught my attention. It's the debut novel by a new southern writer, and it has a lot of great reviews on Amazon, plus it promises lots of fodder for discussion. I started reading it last night and I'm having a hard time putting it down.

From Amazon:

"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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this discussion. Although we drifted on to other topics from time to time we stayed pretty well focused on the book. I'm enjoying our next book "Remarkable Creatures." And look forward to discussing that as well.

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I missed it, too. I ended up working until 9:00, home in Denton around 10:00.

    May 24, 2013

  • Wendy Y.

    I'm sorry that I missed it...

    May 24, 2013

  • Catherine

    Wonderful conversation tonight. Thanks for an interesting evening!

    May 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Great lively discussion!

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was planning on coming, right up until my bosses gave me more work and asked me to stay late. I guess I'm not going to make it after all. I'm sorry for the short notice.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kay

    I apologize, but I have a project I need to finish and will not be able to attend. I hope to see you another time soon.
    Kay

    May 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Stephen - There's usually a mix of people in the group - some who have finished reading it, some who didn't quite get to the end before the meeting, and occasionally a few who haven't started it and just want to find out what the book was about. Everyone is welcome!

    May 23, 2013

    • Stephen W.

      oh, ok great sounds good. I will be working tonight but I will be sure to come prepared to the next meeting. Thanks for the info.

      May 23, 2013

  • Catherine

    Finished it and really liked it. I'm looking forward to joining the group tonight.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finished it this morning.

    May 23, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    How far along in this book are you all?

    May 22, 2013

  • Tina C.

    I think I might have to read that..sounds like a good book

    April 30, 2013

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