BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College will host the official launch of Dr. Wiley Cash's debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home on Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery. Dr. Cash currently serves as Assistant Professor of English at Bethany, teaching four classes and preparing for the tour of his already critically acclaimed book, which will begin in May.
The novel tells the story of the bond between two young brothers and the evil they face in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. Kirkus Reviews hails it as "an evocative work about love, faith, and redemption," saying "Cash's novel resonates perfectly." The London Financial Times calls it "an electrifying debut."
The novel will be featured in upcoming issues of O Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today, and it has been chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for summer 2012, an IndieNext pick for May, and an Amazon "Book of the Month" for April.
This event is free and open to the public, and members of the Bethany community and beyond are welcome and encouraged to attend. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Words & Music in Wheeling, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Brooke County Library. A reception and book signing will follow.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.