Monday, June 10, 2013

Anne's Pick for July 1st

A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel

A Land More Kind Than Home
by Wiley Cash

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to—an act that will have repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.


Annell said...

This book kept me interested enough to keep reading. However, I am still trying to decide whether I liked it or not. I can definitely say that I do not like Carson Chambliss AT ALL.

Favorite Quotes:
"I've heard it said before that those who don't learn from the past are bound to repeat it, and I just don't know what I think about that. I figure I don't have too much use for it. The past will just weigh on you if you spend too much time remembering it." pg. 158

"It's a good thing to see that people can heal after they've been broken, that they can change and become something different from what they were before." pg. 305

Linda Bigelow said...

I was interested in the story, but I kept waiting for it to get happier. I didn't like the ending, but I did like that the grandpa stepped up and tried to help his grandson.

Lauri said...

I really tried to like this book. After 100 pages I gave up on it since I didn't particularly like anyone in the book.