I’m currently reading Wiley Cash’s debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home. If you’ve read this story or are currently reading it, then you know how taut and powerful it really is. I can’t believe this is Cash’s first book! It does not feel like a first novel; it reads like it was written by a pro. Cash is a master at giving his characters an authenticity. He fills their language with “reckons,” “ain’ts,” and “fixin’ tos” with ease. I am hooked!