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. ...more

Average rating: 3.55 · 13,112 ratings · 1,980 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Life After Life

3.33 avg rating — 4,484 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Hieroglyphics

3.37 avg rating — 1,169 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
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Ferris Beach

3.64 avg rating — 1,055 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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Going Away Shoes

3.49 avg rating — 809 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Carolina Moon

3.42 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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The Cheer Leader

3.72 avg rating — 490 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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Crash Diet

3.79 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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Tending to Virginia

3.74 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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July 7th

3.72 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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Creatures of Habit

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3.80 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 2001 — 6 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?”
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“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.”
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“The pain of losing people you love is the price of the ticket for getting to know them at all.”
Jill McCorkle, Life After Life

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