April 22, 2013
Jill McCorkle is the author of nine previous books, 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 NC State University. Set in the retirement facility of Pine Haven Estates, Jill McCorkle’s novel Life After Life explores the lives and in some cases the deaths of the Pine Haven staff and residents. She also celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life, and infuses her remarkable novel with hope and laughter.