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McCorkle, Jill 1958-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 15,596 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Interviews  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Televised musicals  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.C3444, 813.54
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Life after life : a novel by Jill McCorkle( Book )
15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
In this novel the author illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. We are taken on a journey through time and memory. She has conjured up an entire community that reminds all of us that grace and magic can, and do, appear when we least expect it. The residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life's most profound discoveries. What they eventually learn about themselves and one another will transform them all. They include some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. There is retired third-grade teacher Sadie Randolph, who has taught every child in town and believes we are all eight years old in our hearts; Stanley Stone, a prominent lawyer, now feigning dementia to escape life with his son; Marge Walker, the town's self-appointed conveyor of social status, who keeps a scrapbook of every local murder and heinous crime; Rachel Silverman, recently widowed, whose decision to leave her Massachusetts home and settle at Pine Haven is a puzzle to everyone but her; C.J., the pierced and tattooed young mother who runs the beauty shop; and Joanna Lamb, the hospice volunteer who discovers that her path to a good life lies in helping people achieve good deaths. As each character begins to connect with another, the mysteries and consequences of their lives are revealed
Ferris Beach : a novel by Jill McCorkle( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,502 libraries worldwide
Kate, a young Southern girl in the 1970s, is caught in a tug-of-war between a prim and sensitive mother and a beautiful and reckless cousin
Tending to Virginia : a novel by Jill McCorkle( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Three generations of women gather to help Virginia, who has had a hard pregnancy, prepare for the fourth generation
Carolina moon by Nora Roberts( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
The tale of a North Carolina madam, Quee Purdy, a voluptuous widow in her sixties for whom love and sex are hot commodities in which she deals. She owns Quee's Palace, specializing in repairing broken hearts, alterations and massages
Crash diet : stories by Jill McCorkle( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 983 libraries worldwide
Jill McCorkle tells the varied tales of today's southern women, the lives they end up leading, and the loves that distract them. Stuck in the slow lane, gunning their motors, they are women living the real life, hoping things will get better, but surprised when they occasionally do
Final vinyl days and other stories by Jill McCorkle( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Witty stories set in the South. The story, It's a Funeral! RSVP, is a kind of do-it-yourself funeral service for those about to die, while in Your Husband Is Cheating on Us, a mistress proposes joining forces with the wife against a second mistress. Another extraordinary collection of short stories by the author of "Carolina Moon" and "Crash Diet". "(McCorkle's) characters ... ring as true as lead crystal".--"The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis). Available. When Jill McCorkle feels a short story coming on, she goes right ahead and "wastes" wonderful ideas instead of hoarding them for a novel. The result is another extraordinary collection of stories and characters. In "It's a Funeral! RSVP," the storyteller is a woman who takes up self-styled "careers" that suit her circumstances. Now she's stumbled onto one that's so successful that she just can't quit. It's planning funerals, what she calls Going Out Parties, in which the clients are the soon-to-be-deceased themselves. In "Life Prerecorded," perhaps McCorkle's finest short piece to date, the pregnant narrator finds the real meaning of new life by visiting with a very old neighbor who's waiting, too, for his own new life. In these and the rest of the nine stories, Jill McCorkle acts on her penchant for taming the outrageous, humanizing the forbidden, and grounding the hilarious
Going away shoes : stories by Jill McCorkle( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Jill McCorkle, a master of the short story whose work has been compared to that of Alice Munro and Lorrie Moore, is a writer whose characters insist on our immediate and total attention. Here, in her first collection in eight years, are eleven new stories bristling with her signature wit and weight. One way or the other, all of these stories are about women looking love in the face without flinching. Some of them are confronting the reality of domestic disruption; others are simply flirting with the possibilities -- and dangers -- of change. McCorkle's characters make mistakes but aren't interested in hiding behind them. They get divorced or quit their jobs or tell people to step aside, and they move on. From the first story, about a modern-day Cinderella contemplating escape, to the last, "Me and Big Foot," an idyll about finding the perfect prince, McCorkle's collection is the genuine article, the work of a great storyteller who knows exactly how -- and why -- to pair longing and laughter
July 7th : a novel by Jill McCorkle( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Just after midnight Charles Husky, the clerk at the Quik-Pik in Marshboro, NC, is found lying face-down near the Slurpee machine, suffocated with Saran Wrap. The town must sort through the facts to find out about the murder
History of a pleasure seeker : a novel by Richard Mason( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Jo Spencer, an All-American girl, falls for loner Red Williams over a lazy North Carolina summer
Creatures of habit : stories by Jill McCorkle( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Short stories about the residents of Fulton, North Carolina and their relationships with animals
Life after life by Jill McCorkle( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
The residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life's most profound discoveries. What they eventually learn about themselves and one another will transform them all. They include some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. There is retired third-grade teacher Sadie Randolph, who has taught every child in town and believes we are all eight years old in our hearts; Stanley Stone, a prominent lawyer, now feigning dementia to escape life with his son; Marge Walker, the town's self-appointed conveyor of social status, who keeps a scrapbook of every local murder and heinous crime; Rachel Silverman, recently widowed, whose decision to leave her Massachusetts home and settle at Pine Haven is a puzzle to everyone but her; C.J., the pierced and tattooed young mother who runs the beauty shop; and Joanna Lamb, the hospice volunteer who discovers that her path to a good life lies in helping people achieve good deaths. As each character begins to connect with another, the mysteries and consequences of their lives are revealed
Carolina moon by Jill McCorkle( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A small town in North Carolina has it's share of macabe characters in this black comedy that is much like a soap-opera, but with a comic twist
Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Profiles fourteen commonly studied short stories by authors including Richard Yates, Julian Barnes, Deborah Eisenberg, and others, providing plot summaries, author biographies, analysis, historical context, and criticism for each
Ferris Beach by Jill McCorkle( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Carolina writers at home ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, Carolina Writers at Home is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable contemporary Southern authors--including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Michael Parker have forged their writing lives. The homes in these essays range from the classic bungalow and mid-century modern ranch house to wilder locales: a church, a trailer, and a sparsely-inhabited barrier island. Alongside the essays, Rob McDonald's evocative photographs capture the writers in their habitat, preserving their distinct personalities as well as the particular character of the house and place they inhabit. From the simple pleasures of Cassandra King's writing room, to the hilarious and sometimes terrifying intrusions of curious wildlife in George Singleton's realm, this unique anthology invites the reader to step inside some of the South's best loved writers' private worlds and see whant makes their houses truly their own. It shows how collections of objects can transform a simple house into Daniel Wallace's ark or Josephine Humphreys' museum, creating a sheltering place for a creative mind at work. [This book] pays homage to those who have taken inspiration form the beauty and singularity of the Carolina landscape and turned it into the written word. -- Front jacket flap
The cheer leader by Jill McCorkle( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Jo Spencer, an All-American girl, falls for loner Red Williams over a lazy North Carolina summer
Tending to Virginia by Jill McCorkle( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Good ol' girls original cast recording by Matraca Berg( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A question of mercy : a novel by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Adam Finney, a young man who is mentally disabled, faces sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged stepsister, Jess, is sought for questioning by their family and the police. Jess's odyssey of escape across four states leads into dark territories of life-and-death moral choices where compassion and grace offer faint illumination but few answers. A Question of Mercy, set in a vivid landscape of the mid-twentieth-century South, is the fifth novel from Robert Penn Warren Award-winning writer Elizabeth Cox. As she challenges notions of individual freedom and responsibility against a backdrop of questionable practices governing treatment of the mentally disabled, she also stretches the breadth and limitations of the human heart to love and to forgive. Jess Booker, on the run and alone, leaves the comfort of her home near Asheville, recklessly trekking through woods and hitchhiking her way to a boarding house in tiny Lula, Alabama, a perceived safe haven she once visited with her late mother. Pursued by a mysterious car with a faded "I Like Ike" sticker, Jess is also haunted by memories of her mother's early death, her father's distressing marriage to Adam's mother, the loving bond she was able to form with Adam despite her initial resistance, and her boyfriend Sam's troubling letters from the thick of combat in the Korean War. In Lula, Jess finds, if only briefly, a respite among a curious surrogate family of fellow displaced outsiders banded together under one roof, and there she finds the strength to heed the call homeward to face the questions she cannot answer about her stepbrother's death. Through her vibrant depictions of characters in crisis and of the lush, natural landscapes of her southern settings, Cox brings to the fore the moral, ethical, and seemingly unnatural decisions people face when caring for society's weakest members. Grappling with the powerful bonds of love and family, A Question of Mercy recognizes the countless ways people come to help one another and the poor choices they can make because of love--choices that challenge the boundaries of human decency and social justice but also choices that can defy what is legal in the course of seeking what is right. Jill McCorkle, a Dos Passos Prize-winning novelist and short story writer and the author of Life after Life, provides a foreword to the novel. "--
Good ol' girls ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Six women dance, sing and act their way through a funny and authentic portrayal of Southern womanhood, dealing with such issues as love, marriage, pregnancy, work, abuse, children and aging
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Jill McCorkle
Alexander, Jill McCorkle 1958-
Jill McCorkle American writer
Jill McCorkle Amerikaans schrijfster
Jill McCorkle US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Mac Corkle Jill
MacCorkle Jill
MacCorkle, Jill 1958-
Mc Corkle Alexander Jill
Mc Corkle Jill
Mc Corkle Jill Alexander
McCorkle, Jill
McCorkle, Jill 1958-
マコークル, ジル
Languages
English (164)
German (3)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (3)
French (2)
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