Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2012 book 310

Wiley Cash's A Land More Kind Than Home
Beautifully written novel about a small town in Western NC, and what happens after a mute boy is killed during a laying on of hands in church, as told by an elderly woman who disagrees with the pastor's methods, the sheriff, and the boy's little brother. It all feels kind of inevitable and depressing, and while I liked the older woman's story a lot, parts of it felt like a different book entirely. But like I said, gorgeous writing. B.

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