Wiley Cash is a native of western North Carolina, a region that features prominently in his fiction. This is his first novel, and was inspired by a true story. He and his wife live in West Virginia where he teaches fiction writing and American literature. "A first novel that sings with talent. A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME will knock your socks off." --Clyde Edgerton, author of THE BIBLE SALESMAN and WALKING ACROSS EGYPT. In the opening pages of A Land More Kind Than Home, two young boys go to church one Sunday morning only to witness something they never should have seen. What follows is an unimaginable violence that must be untangled by a local sheriff with his own tragic past. Part literary thriller, part police mystery, part family drama, A Land More Kind Than Home is a devastating portrait of faith, betrayal, and deliverance in North Carolina.