Wiley Cash Discusses His Novel When the Ghosts Come Home

Join Wiley Cash as he discusses his novel When Ghosts Come Home, at an in-person event Monday, October 10, 2022, at 7 pm.





We want to celebrate the paperback edition of Wiley Cash's book, When Ghosts Come Home. He will discuss the book at in-store event at 7 PM on Monday, October 10, 2022. You purchase the book below or in the store. We look forward to seeing you at this free event.


From the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, a tender and haunting story of a father and daughter, crime and forgiveness, race and memory.

When the roar of a low-flying plane awakens him in the middle of the night, Sheriff Winston Barnes knows something strange is happening at the nearby airfield on the coast of North Carolina. But nothing can prepare him for what he finds: a large airplane has crash-landed and is now sitting sideways on the runway, and there are no signs of a pilot or cargo. When the body of a local man is discovered—shot dead and lying on the grass near the crash site—Winston begins a murder investigation that will change the course of his life and the fate of the community that he has sworn to protect.

Everyone is a suspect, including the dead man. As rumors and accusations fly, long-simmering racial tensions explode overnight, and Winston, whose own tragic past has followed him like a ghost, must do his duty while facing the painful repercussions of old decisions. Winston also knows that his days as sheriff may be numbered. He’s up for re-election against a corrupt and well-connected challenger, and his deputies are choosing sides. As if these events weren’t troubling enough, he must finally confront his daughter Colleen, who has come home grieving a shattering loss she cannot fully articulate.

As the suspense builds and this compelling mystery unfolds, Wiley Cash delves deep into the hearts of these richly drawn, achingly sympathetic characters to reveal the nobility of an ordinary man struggling amidst terrifying, extraordinary circumstances. 



Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, the founder of This Is Working, and the books editor at The Assembly. He’s been a fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He currently teaches fiction writing and literature at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, where he serves as Alumni Author-in-Residence. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, photographer Mallory Cash, and their daughters Early and Juniper.




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Event date: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel By Wiley Cash Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062313096
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 27th, 2022