READER MEET WRITER: JILL MCCORKLE VIRTUAL EVENT

Jill McCorkle's first two novels were released simultaneously when she was just out of college, and the New York Times called her "a born novelist." Since then, she has published six novels and four collections of short stories, and her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories several times, as well as The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Five of her books have been New York Times Notable books, and her most recent novel, Life After Life, was a New York Times bestseller. She has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Boston GlobeGarden & Gun, the Atlantic, and other publications. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard, where she also chaired the department of creative writing. She is currently a faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is affiliated with the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

About Hieroglyphics... A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations. Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically— lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they'd lost prematurely.

Now, after many years in Boston, they've retired to North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries— perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank's repeated visits to Shelley's house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she'd hoped to keep buried. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember.

TO ATTEND THIS FREE ZOOM EVENT.. purchase a copy of Jill's new book below and you will automatically be added to the attendee list. You may also reserve a spot by emailing us at manteoreads@gmail.com and a Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event. Thank you for supporting authors and bookstores! Enjoy the event and look for more opportunities this month to connect with authors!

Event date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
103 Sir Walter Raleigh Street* *ONLINE
Manteo, NC 27954
Hieroglyphics Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209728
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 28th, 2020

Life After Life: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616203221
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - November 5th, 2013

Creatures of Habit Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781565123977
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - March 28th, 2003

Ferris Beach Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781565129313
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 22nd, 2009

Going Away Shoes Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781616200145
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 14th, 2010