Books by Tommy Hays

Tommy Hays is the director of The Great Smokies Writing Program, a member of the Creative Writing Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and teaches at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. His novel In The F


WHAT I CAME TO TELL YOU by Tommy Hays
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Readers will be quickly and surely drawn in by quirky siblings Grover and Sudie, rooting for them to find a measure of peace and happiness in the wake of tragedy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two lovable, grief-stricken children try to find their footing after their mother's death in a senseless accident. Read full book review >
THE PLEASURE WAS MINE by Tommy Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"An intimate, loving portrait of a dreaded disease's devastating effects."
Second-novelist Hays (In the Family Way, 1999, etc.) beautifully captures a husband's grief as he watches his beloved wife slip into Alzheimer's. Read full book review >
IN THE FAMILY WAY by Tommy Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Oprah will want to check out Tommy Hays."
The influences of Harper Lee and Anne Tyler are strongly present in this winning, if borderline-sentimental, second novel by the author of the wistful Sam's Crossing (1993). Read full book review >
SAM'S CROSSING by Tommy Hays
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Maybe next time out he'll give us a story that really goes somewhere instead of settling down in an easy chair."
A sensitive first novel about a hot topic—how a nice, eminently marriageable young man conquers his fear of commitment, without resorting to conga lines Ö la Iron John. Read full book review >