- Uncivil Seasons. New York: Delacorte Press, 1983.
- Time’s Witness. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989.
- First Lady. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2001.
Justin Savile V and Cuddy Mangum and police officers in the fictional town of Hillston, N.C., a small college town described as “A Bright Star in the Flag of the New South.” All of these novels are filled with funny observations about Hillston and its citizens and provide an honest look at the continuing clash between contemporary southerners and the traditions and ideals of the Old South.