Going Away Shoes (MP3 CD)


By Jill McCorkle, Gabra Zackman (Read by), Elizabeth Evans (Read by)

Audible Studios on Brilliance, 9781522601654

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/14/2010)
Hardcover (9/22/2009)

List Price: 9.99*
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October 2009 Indie Next List

“Going Away Shoes is a collection of short story gems written by master craftswoman Jill McCorkle. Each story deserves savoring, as melancholy and humor work beautifully together in this artful collection.”
— Dana Brigham, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
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The foibles of the people in Jill McCorkle's world are so familiar that we want nothing so much as to watch them walk into--and then get out of--life's inevitable traps. Here, in her first collection in eight years, McCorkle collects 11 brand-new stories bristling with her characteristic combination of wit and weight. 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.