Search Results: "Tommy Hays"


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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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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THE STOLEN BRIDE by Tony Hays
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"A realistic portrait of post-Roman Britain as no Camelot but a down-and-dirty home to warring factions—complex, exciting and well worth your time."
King Arthur's counselor must wear many hats, including a deerstalker. Read full book review >

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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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My Journey Within by Tommy Dickerson

"A mixed bag of practical self-help tips and essays on all that's wrong with the world."
A treatise on the virtue of marching to the beat of one's own drummer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2002

"A pungent, woebegone tale of emotionally crippling loneliness."
Walker unspools in detail the dark psychological results of excruciating inhibition and loneliness. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2012

"All aboard this lighthearted, old-fashioned whodunit."
An overnight train ride sets the stage for Davey's debut children's mystery. Read full book review >

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THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE by Tommy Wallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An absorbing coming-of-age narrative about the power of connection. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A high school senior who hasn't spoken in five years meets a mysterious girl who claims to be a lot older than possible. Read full book review >