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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
Keeper of the House (1994)
Rebecca T Godwin
"A beautifully mesmerizing tale that will long be remembered. An absolute triumph."
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."
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!"
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."
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."
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."
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."
Women in Sunlight (2018)
Frances Mayes
"Whether in the South or in Italy, Frances Mayes takes us home to a lush, vivid landscape where all senses are engaged. Women in Sunlight, her compelling new novel, transports us emotionally as well, as we watch a cast of memorable women maneuver their lives through many transitions. This novel is a great exploration of process: of writing, of cooking, and most importantly, of living."
Promise (2018)
Minrose Gwin
"Promise is an extraordinary novel [...] one of racial divides, good and evil, destruction and salvation and those clear moments of grace and humanity that bring hope into the most desperate times. I could not put it down."
Treeborne (2018)
Caleb Johnson
"In Treeborne, Caleb Johnson spins an artful, intricate web of a place?its rich history and memorable characters caught and held there by stories told and secrets withheld. Suspenseful and immensely satisfying."
Good Riddance (2019)
Elinor Lipman
"The sharp, smart wit of Elinor Lipman is a treasure and Good Riddance more than delivers with laugh out loud dialogue, wise social commentary, and thoughtful observations about love."

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