Books by Jill McCorkle

Released: March 26, 2013

"McCorkle's masterful microcosm invokes profound sadness, harsh insight and guffaws, often on the same page."
Assisted living residents and a hospice worker confront the inevitable with grit and humor. Read full book review >
GOING AWAY SHOES by Jill McCorkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The author's trademark gifts—vivid, economical characterizations, distinctive voices, fierce intelligence—are evident on every page. Now let's hope she cheers up a little next time."
Another fine collection from short-fiction master McCorkle (Creatures of Habit, 2001, etc.), in a very dark mood indeed. Read full book review >
CREATURES OF HABIT by Jill McCorkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2001

"Uneven in execution, but permeated with a mature understanding that our lives are an accumulation of moments—and we live most fully when we slow down to savor or recollect them."
In her third story volume, McCorkle (Final Vinyl Days, 1998, etc.) again demonstrates that there's room to grow in New Southern fiction as she explores various stages of human existence with emphasis on our kinship with animals. Read full book review >
FINAL VINYL DAYS by Jill McCorkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1998

"McCorkle is gradually becoming our contemporary Eudora Welty."
Nine varied, lively, and beguiling stories from the ever-improving author of, most recently, Carolina Moon (1996). Read full book review >
CAROLINA MOON by Jill McCorkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A truly delightful read. (Author tour)"
McCorkle's fifth novel (and sixth book, including a fine collection, Crash Diet, 1992) is a narrative gem that emanates dramatic heat, southern-gothic light, and an uncanny emotional wisdom. Read full book review >
CRASH DIET by Jill McCorkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"With McCorkle driving, every detour is sure to take you straight through the human heart."
A joyride through 11 stories of life, love, and regret in southern settings with McCorkle at the wheel. Read full book review >