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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 eleven 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. "
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The joy of reading and rereading each of these marvelous stories is to discover the truths encoded into each step of every hard-won journey and to find ourselves along the way. " These gems are written by a master craftswoman. Each story deserves savoring, as melancholy and humor work beautifully together in this artful collection. " Bold and addictive, "Going Away Shoes "is a find. "

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