A "mezmerizing first novel ... intensely felt and beautifully told."
-The New York Times
"[With] this clear-sighted, graceful debut [Cash] adds his promising new voice to Southern fiction."
- The Washington Post
"[One of] summer's hottest reads."
- Parade Magazine
"[A] powerfully moving debut that reads a little as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird."
- Richmond Times-Dispatch
"[One of] Ten titles to pick up now!"
- O Magazine
"Illuminate[s] a familiar truth of Southern lit: Many are the ways that fathers fail their sons."
- Entertainment Weekly
"Cash's novel resonates perfectly... An evocative work about love, faith and redemption."
"[T]he strongest case that Southern Gothic lit isn't just about spilt blood and guts, but fully realized settings and characters deeply felt."
"A first novel that sings with talent. It will knock your socks off."
- Clyde Edgerton
author of The Night Train
"Wiley Cash is a talented and disciplined young writer, and his first novel proves it. I think this could be the beginning of a long, fruitful career."
- Ernest J. Gaines
author of A Lesson Before Dying
"A riveting story: the writing is bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing."
- Bobbie Ann Mason
author of The Girl in the Blue Beret
"I didnít sleep well after I finished it because I kept thinking, All childhoods are not the same. Cruelty and innocence dwell together and always will. I can just imagine the intense work -- and the love -- that has gone into this."
- Gail Godwin
author of Unfinished Desires
"I try to state the truth and dislike flinging superlatives about with mad abandon, but I have been so deeply impressed that only superlatives can convey the tenor of my thought: it is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read."
- Fred Chappell
author of Look Back All the Green Valley
"Cinematic and symphonic: this compelling story is revealed in a sequence of voices that are as pitch-perfect as they are irresistible. This is a wonderfully impressive debut: tender, muscled and unforgettable."
- Rikki Ducornet
author of Netsuke
"Whew! Wiley Cash is the real deal. His first novel is dense with stories intersecting like the branches in a laurel hell."
- Nancy Peacock
author of A Home Across the Road
This is what happens when you're trapped in a hotel room with your brother on your novel's launch day.
Taking questions from readers with a little help from my younger brother, comedian Cliff Cash.
A little bit about This Dark Road to Mercy from a rooftop in New York City, the perfect place to talk about a novel set in Gastonia, North Carolina.
An interview with DG Martin on North Carolina Bookwatch on UNC-TV.
My Top Ten Reasons your book club will love A Land More Kind Than Home.
A promotional video by my alma mater, the University of North Carolina-Asheville, featuring A Land More Kind Than Home.
Trailer for the paperback release of A Land More Kind Than Home, featuring "The Rain Barrel" by Amanda McCoy.
Biography, family history, and A Land More Kind Than Home.
Trailer for the hardcover release of A Land More Kind Than Home, featuring music by Marc Baldwin.