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Exploring the Magic of ‘Life After Life’

After a 17-year hiatus, storytelling virtuoso Jill McCorkle has published her sixth novel, “Life After Life.” McCorkle, a professor in NC State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, has written a multitude of well-received short stories over the past several decades , but says that this novel was “a long time coming.”

“Life After Life” charts the lives, histories and dreams of the residents and staff at a retirement facility in rural North Carolina. The novel, inspired by events in McCorkle’s own life, toes the delicate line between life and death, fiction and reality, and tragedy and comedy. Four of McCorkle’s previous novels have been named New York Times notable books.

To read more about McCorkle and “Life After Life,” check out the Bulletin’s piece here.

By Alyssa Putt, Communication Intern