Lucky 7: Crash Diet

Lucky 7 favorite Jill McCorkle is back — both on this month’s Lucky 7 list with a classic short story collection and, coming in March, with her first novel in seventeen years! And you can get the best of both. Buy Crash Diet for just $1.99 during January and get a FREE bonus preview chapter of the new novel, Life After Life.



Modern stories for modern times, Crash Diet is at once brilliant and bitter, happy and heartbreaking.

In eleven stories, acclaimed novelist Jill McCorkle tells the varied tales of today’s southern women, the lives they end up leading, and the loves that distract them. Sandra knows that the best revenge is her ex-husband’s credit card; Ruthie is stuck owning a motel that the highway has bypassed; Anna is a widow who goes to airports and looks in on other people’s lives; Bunny waits eagerly for her absent sister’s postcards for advice on how to live. Stuck in the slow lane, gunning their motors, they are women living the real life, hoping things will get better, but surprised when they occasionally do.


“A joyride through 11 stories of life, love, and regret in southern settings with McCorkle at the wheel… McCorkle has always been adept at using the comic clutter of modern-day young lives- -condos, answering machines, microwaves–to make a point about old- fashioned, everyday emotions: broken hearts, loneliness, false hopes.”Kirkus Reviews

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