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A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
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May 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: arc-edition, goodreads-authors, southern-lit
Read from May 11 to 16, 2012 — I own a copy

Great Southern flavor, wonderful characters, and a heartfelt and too-often tragic story all add up to make for a great summer read. I'm a sucker for Southern lit, and this book, with its poison-drinking, snake-handling Christians, with kids caught in circumstances beyond their control, with dialogue that seemed so right to me, did not let me down. My only issue with the book came in the last chapter where a character I met at the beginning of the book and very much liked, wrapped up the story. To me, the last couple of pages seemed a little too preachy, and it felt more like the author was speaking to me than that the character was.

Other than that minor quibble, I loved this novel.

Thank you to the publisher for providing an advance copy for my review.
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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda This one is on my list now...

message 2: by Joe (new) - rated it 5 stars

Joe That minor character was actually one of the narrators, Adelyne. I did, however have the same reaction to those last several pages as you did. I felt they were unecessary .

Susan Yes, I agree and know that she was a narrator, but I didn't mention that because at the beginning of the book, the reader doesn't know that she'll be narrating at the end of the book. I guess that sometimes I don't explain enough in trying to avoid all spoilers.

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