Land More Kind than Home, ACash, Wiley
One Sunday, nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina. The unimaginable violence that follows must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past.
A Land More Kind Than Home is a spellbinding, heart-breaking story about cruelty and innocence, and the failure of religion and family to protect a child. It is a novel thick with stories and characters connected by faith, infidelity and a sense of hope that is both tragic and unforgettable. Taken from the book cover. [Larger font]
Comments from GroupsAn interesting read which provoked a good discussion. Dunedin 044 The group found this a difficult book to get into, but we became hooked on reading about the characters, the terrible happenings, the cruelty, and the underlying control the pastors held over the people. A thought-provoking read. Auckland 271 This book divided our group. Some loved it, some found it dark and depressing - but a good discussion was held. Oamaru 005 A great read - hard to put down. Masterton 007 We gave it between 7.5 -10/10, and everyone found it hard to put down. A book set in the 80s, although most of us thought it felt like the 60s. We had an enthusiastic and interesting discussion. One of the best books for our book group. Auckland 210 A challenging read. A very realistic and well written novel, that generated a diverse discussion. We would recommend to other book groups. Very good book. Discussion was varied and interesting. Gore 007