Life After Life: An Evening with Jill McCorkle
James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Award-winning author Jill McCorkle discusses her book, Life After Life. The event will be followed by a Q&A, book signing and sale.
This event is free and open to all, but please register. Registration opens soon. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office, at (804) 828-0593.
Registration opens soon.
About the speaker
Jill McCorkle is a professor of creative writing at NC State University. Five of her 10 published books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books. She is the winner of the New England Book Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature and the North Carolina Award for Literature.
About the book
Life After Life is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina's older citizens. Among them, third-grade teacher Sadie Randolph, who has taught every child in town and believes we are all eight years old in our hearts; Stanley Stone, once Fulton's most prominent lawyer, now feigning dementia to escape life with his son; Marge Walker, the town's self-appointed conveyor of social status who keeps a scrapbook of every local murder and heinous crime; and Rachel Silverman, recently widowed, whose decision to leave her Massachusetts home and settle in Fulton is a mystery to everyone but her. C.J., the pierced and tattooed young mother who runs the beauty shop, and Joanna, the hospice volunteer who discovers that her path to a good life lies with helping folks achieve good deaths, are two of the staff on whom the residents depend.