Wednesday at 7:00pm at the Blue Willow Bookshop – Author Wiley Cash will autograph and discuss his new book: A Land More Kind Than Home. This novel appeals to young readers and adults as well. It tells the story of two curious brothers in a small town full of secrets and mysteries.
About the Author:
A North Carolina native, Wiley Cash currently lives with his wife in West Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he studied fiction writing under Ernest J. Gaines and spent five long years sweating, celebrating Mardi Gras, and missing the mountains of North Carolina—a place Gaines encouraged him to write about. Cash quickly realized that in writing about home he could recreate that place no matter where he lived. Writing about North Carolina while living in Louisiana allowed him to reside in two places at once, and it was wonderful. The title of A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME is taken from the closing lines of Thomas Wolfe’s final novel YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN.
Deep in the heart of Madison County lies Marshall, a sleepy, unassuming town that believes in protecting its own—and keeping old secrets buried. For the town’s modest folk, that’s the way it’s always been—and always will be—a belief instilled in them by their fiery and mysterious preacher, Carson Chambliss.
For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grownups. An adventurous, precocious child, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, an autistic, mute boy everyone calls “Stump.” One day the boys return early from catching salamanders by the creek and decide to climb up on the rickety rain barrel beside their house—a stunt their mother has told them time and time again not to do. Stump catches a glimpse of something in the window that he shouldn’t see, and the boys are separated from each other. Soon catastrophe strikes, shattering the world as they know it. If Jess has suspected that there is much about the world of adults he doesn’t understand, he now knows that that knowledge is also much more dangerous and close to him than ever before.
What: Wiley Cash will discuss and sign his new book, A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME.
When: Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 pm.
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
For more information call (281) 497-8675 or visit www.bluewillowbookshop.com