McCorkle’s Magic Words

March 4, 2010 • 2 Comments

Jill McCorkle can pack a room. I had the pleasure of attending her reading last night, at her alma mater UNC Chapel Hill, where the fans turned out like it was a literary home game.…

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February 19, 2010

NPR Lovin’

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Monday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Michele Norris will be interviewing Heidi Durrow on her new book, The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. So, while you’re driving…

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January 14, 2010

Sure-Footed

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Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.

 
Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…

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December 8, 2009

Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

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Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift…
For Her

Going Away Shoes…

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December 1, 2009

Jill McCorkle on “A Christmas Memory”

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Truman Capote’s heartbreaking short story, “A Christmas Memory,” is a perennial favorite around this time of year, and Jill McCorkle — author of GOING AWAY SHOES — explains why she’s given countless copies as holiday…

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October 19, 2009

McCorkle Wows at McIntyre’s

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Last Saturday our beloved author, Jill McCorkle, read at McIntyre’s Fine Books, just one of nearly 40 stops on her current book tour. McIntyre’s is located in Fearrington Village — a cool little community built…

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October 6, 2009

The SIBA Tradeshow

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The other weekend I had the opportunity to drive down to Greenville, SC to attend the SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Association) trade show. ¬†Held across the country, these regional trade shows are a chance for…

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October 1, 2009

North Carolina Literary Festival comes to Chapel Hill!

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The annual North Carolina Literary Festival was held in Chapel Hill this year from September 10-13, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. In total, 12,000 people attended. Our own Lee…

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