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From the Publisher"What a lovely novel. . . . In this sweet, dark, heartfelt family story, Tommy Hays has conjured up our lost American innocence without ever giving in to nostalgia. I surrendered on page one." --Richard Russo
"In this wry and compassionate novel, the narrator's family life is mysterious and beautiful, a kind of communal secret that everyone somehow knows. Tommy Hays has a gift for small details and large themes, and his novel radiates a kind of unsentimental sweetness and generosity that is quite rare in American writing." --Charles Baxter
"In the Family Way is the kind of book that works a gentle magic. . . . Readers are going to welcome its wisdom." --Josephine Humphreys
"Hays gives us a vivid new guide to the familiar territory of childhood. . . . An eloquent, suspenseful, and highly readable novel." --Margot Livesey
"In the Family Way examines the tragedies, both large and small, that pull families apart and oddly can also bring them back together. Hays tells this story in spare but affecting language, but mostly he tells it from the heart." --Ann Hood
"Tommy Hays has really found his voice, and it's not only a wryly entertaining one, it's wise. That voice folded me into the pages of In the Family Way and, like the haunting strains of a beautiful song, stays with me." --Louise Shivers
From the Hardcover edition.