Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Courtney M. Santo

Writing About Home By Leaving It

Wiley Cash talks with Chapter 16 about faith, Southern fiction, and literary success

February 19, 2013 Wiley Cash’s debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, explores the aftermath of a tragedy: the death of an autistic boy at an evangelical healing service. Cash has said that the book’s lush Southern setting is a direct result of the longing he felt for home when he was living away from it. Wiley Cash will have two public events in Tennessee: on February 21 at 6 p.m. at The Booksellers and Laurelwood in Memphis, he will discuss A Land More Kind Than Home in a live interview with Courtney Miller Santo, author of The Roots of the Olive Tree. On April 20 at 1 p.m., he will give a reading at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville. Both events are free and open to the public.

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