Jill McCorkle Returns for her story collection OLD CRIMES

This event is FREE because we hope to get a lot of people in the store to welcome and support Jill McCorkle. She will give a talk and then autograph copies of her new book- you can also bring or buy copies of her earlier titles for her to sign. Please consider joining us for this event- and bring a friend! We assure you that some time will Jill McCorkle will ignite your literary light. 

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She will join us at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines to chat about Old Crimes, a collection of masterful stories that are as complex as novels--deeply perceptive, funny, and tragic in equal measure--about crimes large and small.

 

Old Crimes delves into the lives of characters who hold their secrets and misdeeds close, even as the past continues to reverberate across generations. And despite the characters' yearnings for connection, they can't seem to tell the whole truth: A woman uses her hearing impairment as a way to guard herself from her husband's commentary. A telephone lineman strains to communicate with his family even as he feels pushed aside in a digital world. A young couple buys a confessional booth for fun, only to discover the cost of honesty. A family reunion, ripe with treasured memories, takes place amid a secret that will alter all of their futures. Throughout, McCorkle takes us deep into these conflicted and sympathetic characters, puzzling to figure out the meaning of their own lives. Profoundly moving and unforgettable, for fans of Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, and Lily King, the stories in Old Crimes reveal why McCorkle has long been considered a master of the form, probing lives full of great intensity, longing and affection, and deep regret.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Old Crimes: and Other Stories By Jill McCorkle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781616209735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - January 9th, 2024

Beloved author Jill McCorkle delivers a collection of masterful stories that are as complex as novels—deeply perceptive, funny, and tragic in equal measure—about crimes large and small.

McCorkle, author of the New York Times bestselling Life After Life and the widely acclaimed Hieroglyphics (“One of our wryest, warmes


Hieroglyphics By Jill McCorkle Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - May 4th, 2021

Hieroglyphics is a novel that tugs at the deepest places of the human soul—a beautiful, heart-piercing meditation on life and death and the marks we leave on this world.


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Life After Life: A Novel By Jill McCorkle Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616203221
Availability: Not on hand. Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2013

"Gorgeously written . . . McCorkle's greatest gift is in illuminating the countless tiny moments that make up our time on Earth."—O: The Oprah Magazine

Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of fiction.


Ferris Beach By Jill McCorkle Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781565129313
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 22nd, 2009

"An amazing novel."— Sarah Dessen

Ferris Beach is a place where excitement and magic coexist. Or so Mary Katherine "Katie" Burns, the only child of middle-aged Fred and Cleva Burns, believes.


Creatures of Habit By Jill McCorkle Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781565123977
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 28th, 2003

Jill McCorkle's new collection of twelve short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us-flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also animaled with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile-also flawed and endearing. She asks, what don't humans share with the so-called lesser species?