Praise for the Book
"Clever, bighearted, and wise."
"Who knew death, regret, and lengthy ruminations about days past could add up to a novel this vibrant, hopeful, and compelling? … Gorgeously written…McCorkle’s greatest gift is in illuminating the countless tiny moments that make up our time on Earth."
"McCorkle finds that space where the humor and the sadness in these characters' lives come together, that space where she has always worked the best of her magic. Few writers can shift your emotions in such subtle ways that you are undoubtedly changed when you reach the novel's end."
—Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
"With Life After Life, Jill McCorkle knocks it out of the park and into the cosmos. Each character holds unique surprises that unveil the intricate magic of this brilliant novel."
—Beth Henley, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter
(Crimes of the Heart, The Miss Firecracker Contest, Nobody's Fool)
"Jill is going to break your heart, but along the way make you glad you went with her. She has written a book that will haunt me for a long time—in the best way."
—Dorothy Allison, author of Cavedweller and Bastard out of Carolina
"I have always loved Jill McCorkle's books: her characters are such characters! But in Life After Life, she has outdone herself . . . There's talk about magic in this wonderful novel, and Jill McCorkle displays her own sleight of hand in delivering a powerful message in such a subtle and beautiful way."
—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted
and Once Upon a Time, There Was You
"Like Flannery O'Connor, McCorkle's genius is to give us both philosophical speculation and a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters. Great writing, poignancy, humor, wisdom—all are in abundance here. Jill McCorkle is one of the South's greatest writers; she is also one of America's."
—Ron Rash, author of Serena and The Cove