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March's book club meeting!

Hi everyone! Our first book club was great fun and I can't wait for next month's. So, without any further ado: March's book is...

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash!

I am so excited about this book! It seems like it will be gripping and deep, dark and haunting and emotional, with some very interesting characters. Wiley Cash is a local author, and this was his debut novel. It has received much praise and recognition, including a comparison to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, my personal favorite book of all time.

From Wiley Cash's website: 
New York Times Bestseller - New York Times Notable Book of 2012 - Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's Best Fiction of 2012 - Appalachian Writers' Association's Book of the Year - Crime Writers' Associations' Debut Novel of 2012 - Maine Readers' Choice Award - Thomas Wolfe Memorial Book Prize - Crook's Corner Book Prize for Debut Southern Novel - PEN Robert W. Bingham Award Finalist - Strand Magazine Critics Award Finalist for Debut of 2012 - Indies Choice Finalist for Debut of 2012 - Library Journal Top Ten Book of 2012 - Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 - Indie Next Pick - SIBA Okra Pick - Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection


"Families are supposed to shield children from the horrors of the world, but one Sunday nine-year-old Jess Hall watches as his autistic brother is called into a little church in the mountains of North Carolina. What happens next forces Jess to question everything he once believed. Clem Barefield, the local sheriff, arrives to find a group of charismatic believers who are unwilling to utter a word about the things Jess has seen. At the center of the mystery is Carson Chambliss, a snake handling ex-convict turned preacher whose past is just as mysterious as the power he claims to possess. 

Told by three resonant and evocative characters—Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the town midwife and moral conscience; and Clem Barefield, A Land More Kind than Home is a literary thriller, thick with characters connected by faith, infidelity, addiction, and a sense of hope that is as tragic as it is unforgettable. These are masterful portrayals, written with assurance and truth, and they show us the extraordinary promise of this remarkable first novel."

Hope you can make the meet up, but more importantly, I hope you enjoy the book!!

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  • Ellen B W.

    Very dynamic and enjoyable meeting...much food for thought!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Angela

    Loving the book so far, but I'm definitely not going to finish in time... :-( I think I'll have to wait for next month. Have fun!

    March 25, 2014

    • Liz

      Oh no! But, I'm glad you like the book! Perhaps we can meet and chat about it sometime over coffee?

      March 25, 2014

    • Angela

      Yes, I would like that! I'm sure I'll be finished by next week.

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I couldn't get the book and it's snowing again, see you all next month!

    March 25, 2014

  • Tracy S.

    I know some areas have snow. Are we still having the book club tonight?

    March 25, 2014

    • Tracy S.

      I would to do that, Liz!

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Liz

      Let me know when you feel better and we'l make it happen!

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it... Wasn't able to get the book. Next time......enjoy tonight

    March 25, 2014

    • Liz

      I understand. See you in April!

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unable to read the book........

    March 22, 2014

    • Liz

      I'm still trying to finish it myself. Perhaps you'll get the book done for April. Hope to see you then!

      March 23, 2014

  • James G.

    Unfortunately I have to go out of town for a familial obligation and cannot attend. Someone else will have to bring the snakes. :-)

    March 21, 2014

    • Liz

      We'll miss you! But, wish you well. Guess I'm on snake duty now. ;)

      March 23, 2014

  • James L.

    Yeah so, I read April's book in March... Not sure I'll be able to get to, A Land More Kind than Home, in time if not I'll see you all in April!

    March 18, 2014

    • Liz

      Haha! That sounds like something I would do. Hope to see you Tuesday, but I understand if it's not till April!

      March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    this book looks really good can't wait to get mine and start reading. i look forward to seeing everyone again

    1 · February 27, 2014

    • Liz

      Keep working on it, Katherine. You'll make it! :)

      March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The book sounds really great. Really looking forward to reading it and meeting everyone!

    February 27, 2014

    • Liz

      Hi Joy! I still haven't started reading it yet, but I am very excited about it. I think it'll spark a lot of conversation! Looking forward to meeting you!

      March 17, 2014

  • mountainsidegal3

    I was looking forward to being there in March but just realized that this conflicts with one of my other book clubs that meets on the 4th Tuesday. So I will still join you in April since you are meeting on the 5th Tuesday that month

    February 28, 2014

    • Liz

      Oh no! Well, we will look forward to meeting you in April.

      March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just joined this meetup & wanted to say hello. Looking forward to meeting everyone next month!

    March 13, 2014

    • Liz

      Hi Pat! Looking forward to meeting you!

      March 17, 2014

  • James L.

    Can't wait to read / listen to the next book!

    February 26, 2014

    • Liz

      I am really excited too!

      February 26, 2014

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