This Dark Road to Mercy at Malaprop’s

WileyCashAsheville Bed & Breakfast Association inns offer quiet, comfortable spaces to cozy up with a good book.  To help discover your next enjoyable read, look no further than one of the area’s preeminent bookstores who just so happen to be featuring one of literature’s rising stars.

On Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., Wiley Cash will give a reading from his second novel This Dark Road to Mercy at Malaprop’s on 55 Haywood St., just down from the U.S. Cellular Center.  Set to be published onJan. 28, the book is set primarily in Gastonia and is about the hunt for two girls whose estranged father takes them from a foster home.

A UNCA graduate and a native North Carolinian, Cash’s debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, is set in Western North Carolina in 1986.  The book was a New York Times bestseller, made numerous critics’ Best of the Year lists in 2012, and drew comparisons to Harper Lee and Cormac McCarthy.
The event is free and open to the public and will also feature a book signing. For more information to best plan your evening jaunt from the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association inn of your choice, call Malaprop’s at 254-6734 or email


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