Search Results: "Jill McCorkle"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Jill Bash by Maurice Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2014

"Goth girl meets The Nutty Professor meets The Terminator."
Action and sci-fi go hand in hand as Jackson presents the high-octane adventures of a snarky teenage girl who sets out with her nerdy uncle to save the world from evil robots. Read full book review >

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FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Includes information on foundations that provide treatment for illness in companion animals. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this true story some may find familiar from morning television, Jack begins as an abandoned puppy, newly adopted by his human mother Jill (an entertainment correspondent/animal-rights reporter) and ready to learn how to fit in and play with his canine siblings. Read full book review >

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JACK AND JILL by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bandwagon's getting crowded with folklore takeoffs, but this deserves a spot on board for its faintly surreal air. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Jack and Jill get plenty of exercise toiling up and down that hill in this considerably extended version of the nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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JACK AND JILL by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Even Patterson's most ardent admirers should beware of this dog."
Can D.C. deputy chief Alex Cross (Hide & Seek, 1995, etc.) stop a demented duo thinning the ranks of the Washington elite en route to assassinating the President? Read full book review >

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MY SISTER JILL by Patricia Cornelius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"The Brady Bunch gone bad: a rambling story, however sad its premise, in which very little actually happens."
Lugubrious debut about life in a large unhappy Australian family during the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >