Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle is the author of 10 books, most recently the novel Life After Life. She teaches at NC State University.


A Dainty Cup of Christmas Eve

Dessert or drink? Hard to say when recipes once called for lime sherbet, cups of sugar, and jars of cherries. But there’s nothing quite like classic punch to quench our thirst for the festive.


The Magic of a Local Bookshop

Your local bookshop is more than a cozy retreat: It holds thousands of lives, millions of truths, the comfort of countless stories — and, as one novelist found out, always a little magic.