Going Away Shoes
By Jill McCorkle
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565126329, 258pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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. "
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