Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wiley Cash debut chosen as June Costco pick


     Shelf Awareness reports that Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel” has been chosen as pick of the month for June for Costco.
Cash received his PhD from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. When he penned this his debut novel, Ernest Gaines stated, “I think this could be the beginning of a long, fruitful career.” His second novel, “The Dark Road to Mercy,” was released in early 2014, an impressive tale of the unending yearning for familial bonds coupled with the joy of baseball. You can read more about Cash in an earlier blog post here and read the review of his second novel here.
     "Told in three distinct voices, ‘A Land More Kind Than Home’ blends suspense, family drama and small-town dynamics into an example of powerful storytelling at its finest," wrote Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Costco's book buyer, inn Costco Connection.
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     "A Land More King Than Home" has won the following: New York Times Bestseller - New York Times Notable Book of 2012 - Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's Best Fiction of 2012 - Appalachian Writers' Association's Book of the Year - Crime Writers' Associations' Debut Novel of 2012 - Maine Readers' Choice Award - Thomas Wolfe Memorial Book Prize - Crook's Corner Book Prize for Debut Southern Novel - PEN Robert W. Bingham Award Finalist - Strand Magazine Critics Award Finalist for Debut of 2012 - Indies Choice Finalist for Debut of 2012 - Library Journal Top Ten Book of 2012 - Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 - Indie Next Pick - SIBA Okra Pick - Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection.

Cheré Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “ExploringCajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at cherecoen@gmail.com.