Friday, June 28, 2013

You Can't Go Home Again

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
April 17th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks
You know when you finish a book and you look back on it with a sense of awe, trying to better understand what you just finished? That was this type of book. The front cover compares it to To Kill a Mockingbird, but even without that that guidance I think I would have come up with the comparison myself. Similar to how you could say that book is about Scout and her relationship with her older brother and father, when it's really so much more than that, with this you could also say it's about Jess and his relationship with his older brother and father, except again it's so much more than that.

I believe the story takes place in the 1980s, but everything feels so timeless about it that it's hard to tell. If someone told me these events took place today, I'd believe it. Or maybe even more amazing, I'd also believe someone who said the book instead took place 100 years ago.

Going into this, I had no idea what to expect, but I think that's the way to do it. Especially since as I started off with, a basic summary isn't going to tell you what it's really about. I will tell you that I cried through the last few chapters, and know this is one I won't forget.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. Looks and sounds like a really interesting book! Definitely need to add it to my list.

  2. Sounds like a great read. I will definitely be checking it out :)

  3. Wow, must be great if you cried while reading the last chapters. How do I find the time? So many great books were featured in today's book hop. :)

  4. I've seen this one around but haven't given it much thought. I guess I need to think again.

  5. You are the 2nd one to rave about this book so I definitely need to check it out! I think I am on the waiting list for the ebook in Minneapolis.

  6. i really want to read this... i know the author is from my area.

  7. wow, i will have to add this to my list!!

    happy weekend :)

  8. The last book I read with that, "ahhh..." factor at the end was The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom ... this one went right on my Goodreads to-buy list! Thanks for the review!