Thursday, March 16, 2017

Women's History Month titles: NC writer Jill McCorkle's "Tending to Virginia" in a fine inscribed first edition


Today, for Women’s History Month, Henry Bemis Books is pleased to offer readers the chance to acquire a fine first edition by a singular contemporary North Carolina author.

Jill McCorkle, UNC Class of 1980, took her MA at Hollins College. She has held teaching posts at Tufts, Duke, UNC, Harvard, and Bennington, and is now on the faculty at NC State. She is the author of ten novels. This is one of them:

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Her third, Tending to Virginia (1987) is in Henry’s current inventory:

McCorkle, Jill, Tending to Virginia (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1st ed., 1987). ISBN 0-912697-65-2. Lumberton NC native McCorkle made an explosive debut, publishing two novels on the same day at age 25. Here she offers a familiar plot- women of the three generations of a family sort things out pending the arrival of the fourth- but told in her own, remarkable way. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, very good condition. Inscribed on the title by the author, in Lumberton, New Year’s Day 1988. HBB price: $45.99 obo.

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Among Henry Bemis Book’s concentrations Carolinas is authors and regional history. We have in stock first and/or autographed editions by past Thomas Wolfe Prize winners (McCorkle was the 2016 winner) Clyde Edgerton; Ron Rash; Josephine Humphreys; Lee Smith; Pat Conroy; and Tom Wolfe.

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