Jill McCorkle





Jill McCorkle

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Five of Jill McCorkle's seven previous books have been named New York Times Notables. Winner of the New England Booksellers Award, the Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, and the North Carolina Award for Literature, she has taught writing at the University of North Carolina, Bennington College, Tufts University, and Harvard. She lives near Boston with her husband, their two children, several dogs, and a collection of toads.


Average rating: 3.56 · 7,447 ratings · 1,192 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
Life After Life
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 2,503 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Ferris Beach
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 655 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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Going Away Shoes
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 557 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Cheer Leader
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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Carolina Moon
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Crash Diet
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Tending to Virginia
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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July 7th
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Creatures of Habit
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Final Vinyl Days
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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“If a nuclear disaster occurred, and you had to live out those final painful days just stretched out somewhere thinking about your life--This is who I am. This is what I love. This is what I believe--who would you want hearing your whispers? Or perhaps better: Who do you trust to hear your whispers? Whose breath do you want mingled with your own? Whose flesh still warm beside you?”
Jill McCorkle

“We used to all come outside when the streetlights came on and prowl the neighborhood in a pack, a herd of kids on banana-seat bikes and minibikes. The grown-ups looked so silly framed in their living-room and kitchen windows. They complained about their days and sighed deep sighs of depression and loss. They talked about how spoiled and lucky children were these days. We will never be that way, we said, we will never say those things.”
Jill McCorkle

“The simple rule: some get saved, but most don't. The choices are important before the years begin to go so very fast.”
Jill McCorkle, Life After Life

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