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I Review Wiley Cash’s First Novel, “A Land More Kind Than Home”

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After one of those healings years ago, an elderly woman died, but her death could never be directly connected to the church, since her body was dumped in her own garden. But now, Jess’s brother Christopher has died, and Jess may have been a witness. Adelaide, who is deeply mistrustful of Chambliss, has tried to protect the children from him following the woman’s death. She considers Chambliss “the face of evil.” Eventually, she finds herself part of Barefield’s investigation. Soon, accident, betrayal, and violence emerge in a remarkable tale that falters primarily because two of the narrators — Jess and Sheriff Barefield — prove less than credible as characters.

Click the image below to read my review in the May 5, 2012, edition of  the Boston Globe.

Written by Joe Peschel

May 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am