Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our New VIB Is.....

Read a Q&A with the author HERE.

Cathy says:
"The voices that bear witness to the events in Wiley Cash's moving novel A Land More Kind Than Home 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 thralls.  Mysterious goings on, 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.  Deeply southern and utterly universal."

 Jackie says: 
"It's hard to believe that this is a debut novel--the prose is stirring, the atmosphere nearly touchable, the characters memorable.  Of course, he had one heck of a mentor: Ernest Gaines.  But this guy has all kinds of talent plus he's smart enough to stick with what he knows best: the folks, scenery and culture of North Carolina.  This story is about an old midwife, a charismatic preacher, a sheriff and two small boys, one of which is autistic.  It's about secrecy and forbidden knowledge that starts a chain reaction of tragedy that leaves one family, and a whole town, changed forever. This is an exceptional book, and the start of what should be a brilliant literary career for this impressive young man."

 Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: TC V.I.B. (very impressive book)! That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books.

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