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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment April 21, 2011 – The circus came to town Or at least it seemed like it: The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was larger than life on the big screen, here in Chapel…

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O Christmas Tree by Jill McCorkle

No Comments No Comments It’s the week between Christmas and New Years. The joy and excitement (and stress) of Christmas are over, but the decorations can still be left alone. For now, at least. The New Year is just…

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Booksellers Rock! Keebe Fitch, McIntyre’s Books

No Comments No Comments Keebe Fitch Pittsboro is technically outside of the Triangle area, but it’s so close and has such distinctive charm that we consider it an honorary member of the area. Many Triangle residents make the short…

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Booksellers Rock! Land Arnold, Flyleaf Books

2 Comments 2 Comments Jamie Fiocco, Sarah Carr, and Land Arnold at Flyleaf Books. Courtesy of Chapel Hill Magazine. Photo by Briana Brough The Triangle area of North Carolina—Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill—is famous for a lot of things:  stellar…

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Going Away ShoesNow in Paperback

1 Comment 1 Comment Jill McCorkle‘s newest book, Going Away Shoes, is now available in paperback! People magazine gave the hardcover edition 4 stars, calling it “A remarkable collection . . . bold and addictive.” . If you live…

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McCorkle’s Magic Words

2 Comments 2 Comments Jill McCorkle can pack a room. I had the pleasure of attending her reading last night, at her alma mater UNC Chapel Hill, where the fans turned out like it was a literary home game.…

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NPR Lovin’

1 Comment 1 Comment Monday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Michele Norris will be interviewing Heidi Durrow on her new book, The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. So, while you’re driving…

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Sure-Footed

1 Comment 1 Comment Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.   Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…

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Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

No Comments No Comments Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift… For Her Going Away Shoes…

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Jill McCorkle on “A Christmas Memory”

No Comments No Comments Truman Capote’s heartbreaking short story, “A Christmas Memory,” is a perennial favorite around this time of year, and Jill McCorkle — author of GOING AWAY SHOES — explains why she’s given countless copies as holiday…

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