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Going Away Shoes: Stories

McCorkle, Jill

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ISBN 10: 1565126327 / ISBN 13: 9781565126329
Published by Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated on the title page by the author: "For Jane / Best wishes! / Jill McCorkle / 10/02/09." Bound in dark gray cloth-covered boards with a silver-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95). Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003709

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Title: Going Away Shoes: Stories

Publisher: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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The foibles of the people in Jill McCorkle’s world are so familiar that we want nothing so much as to watch them walk into—and then get out of—life’s inevitable traps. Here, in her first collection in eight years, McCorkle collects eleven brand-new stories bristling with her characteristic combination of wit and weight.

In honeymoon shoes, mud-covered hunting boots, or glass slippers, all of the women in these stories march to a place of new awareness, in one way or another, transforming their lives. They make mistakes, but they don’t waste time hiding behind them. They move on. They are strong. And they’re funny, even when they are sad.

These stories are the work of a great storyteller who knows exactly how—and why—to pair pain with laughter.

About the Author:

Jill McCorkle is the author of nine previous books—four story collections and five novels—five of which have been selected as New York Times Notable Books. The recipient of the New England Book Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, and the North Carolina Prize for Literature, she teaches writing at North Carolina State University and lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Visit her online at www.jillmccorkle.com. 

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