Search Results: "Sharon Hays"


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THE CULTURAL CONTRADICTIONS OF MOTHERHOOD by Sharon Hays
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Hays is sensitive to the emotional issues involved—and equally astute in perceiving their sociopolitical context."
A lucid, probing examination of our culture's contradictory and troubled relationship to motherhood—and how it affects mothers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Thoughtful and well researched."
The author of The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood (1996) now examines the cultural significance of welfare reform. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"The reader must care about the Hays family to be interested in this cross between a rite of passage and a sea passage, but the voyagers deserve accolades for this hazardous journey."
In an account combining elements of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and a sensitivity training group, a father and son courageously voyage around the tip of South America, challenging the elements, their sailing prowess, and their capacity to get along. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

TAKE TWO AND HIT TO RIGHTGolden Days on the Semi-Pro DiamondHays, Hobe Read full book review >

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TODAY I AM A BOY by David Hays
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2000

"To his credit, Hays doesn't oversentimentalize things; to his discredit, he never makes his journey the story it could have been. A disappointment."
A semiretired theater director, at age 66, finally becomes a man. Read full book review >

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DYING LIGHT by Donald Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2005

"Repetitious and trite, despite a few plainspoken, heart-rending moments."
Ten stories in a first collection, mostly about middle-aged Southern men coping with a lifetime of regrets and disappointments, from PEN/Faulkner finalist Hays (The Dixie Association, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

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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 >

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LEARNING TO DRIVE by Mary Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"A finely wrought tale of the sometimes-harmful bonds of family and faith."
In a deceptively quiet but affecting debut, a young mother is suddenly widowed, and, overwhelmed by guilt and fear, learns to live life to the full on an old Vermont farm. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2002

"A taste of living theater, with all its entanglements, fragments, and doldrums."
A fleshed-out diary of a year spent on an island—man, woman, child, dogs—that, in its reflection of the quotidian, isn't always totally engaging. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINE SACRIFICE by Tony Hays
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"The complicated plot and bravura ending are sure to appeal to fans of medieval intrigues and stirring battles."
Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, in the service of High King Arthur, uncovers murder and heresy in a second investigation in Dark Ages Britain. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >