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Jill McCorkle



Jill McCorkle is a professor in the MFA in Creative Writing program at NC State. She has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tufts University and Brandeis, where she was the Frannie Hurst Visiting Writer. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Creative Writing at Harvard for five years where she also served as chair of the creative writing program.She lives with her husband in Hillsborough.
 
Jill McCorkle recommends
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Keeper of the House (1994)
Rebecca T Godwin
"A beautifully mesmerizing tale that will long be remembered. An absolute triumph."
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Under the Mercy Trees (2011)
Heather Newton
"An amazing novel, driven by mystery, and weaving past and present stories into an intricate and mesmerizing design... An extraordinary piece of work."
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Me and Mr. Booker (2011)
Cory Taylor
"Me and Mr. Booker is riveting—a disturbing, darkly comic coming of age story unlike any you have ever seen!"
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This Dark Road to Mercy (2014)
Wiley Cash
"A time capsule and at times an edgy thriller, but at its fine emotional center it’s all about what it means to be a father."
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The Lightkeeper's Wife (2014)
Sarah Anne Johnson
"Johnson spins a riveting tale of piracy and shipwrecks with an insightful and attentive eye on the roles of women so often overlooked by history."
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Sycamore (2017)
Bryn Chancellor
"Bryn Chancellor's compelling debut novel, Sycamore, weaves a suspenseful web around a small town in the years following a disappearance. With astute emotional and psychological observations, Chancellor successfully shows the power of the unknown as various individuals explore the many what ifs and imaginings of what really happened."
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The Salt House (2017)
Lisa Duffy
"The Salt House, Lisa Duffy's fine debut novel, is a compelling examination of grief and the way loss threatens the lives of every family member."

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