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Book Tour Exclusive // Jill McCorkle’s Latest: Old Crimes

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Just days after pub-week, Charleston Library Society and Buxton Books are pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Jill McCorkle to Charleston.

Our secrets are something we hold near to our hearts at all times, whether big or small. Her new release, Old Crimes, explores the stories of different characters that treasure their secrets, and have to deal with the consequences. McCorkle weaves the tales of multiple characters, and allows the reader to feel at home in the chaos secrets can cause.

Secure your seat for this exclusive opportunity to share an audience with this bestselling author. 


$35 – Members or $40 – General Admission // 1 Ticket and 1 signed copy of Old Crimes

$45 – Limited Option // 2 Tickets and 1 signed copy of Old Crimes*

*There will be a limited number of two for one tickets available, these tickets include two attendees and one signed copy of Old Crimes. 

NOTE: If you are unable to attend the program, and wish to secure a signed copy (or copies!), pre-order through the following link: Old Crimes or call Buxton Books at (843) 723-1670.


Old Crimes delves into the lives of characters who hold their secrets and misdeeds close, even as the past continues to reverberate over time and across generations. And despite the characters’ yearnings for connection, they can’t seem to tell the whole truth. In “Low Tones,” a woman uses her hearing impairment as a way to guard herself from her husband’s commentary. In “Lineman,” a telephone lineman strains to connect to his family even as he feels pushed aside in a digital world. In “Confessional,” a young couple buys a confessional booth for fun, only to discover the cost of honesty.

Profoundly moving and unforgettable, for fans of Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, and Lily King, the stories in Old Crimes reveal why McCorkle has long been considered a master of the form, probing lives full of great intensity, longing and affection, and deep regret.


Jill McCorkle has the distinction of having published her first two novels on the same day in 1984.  Of these novels, the New York Times Book Review said: “one suspects the author of The Cheer Leader is a born novelist.  With July 7th, she is also a full grown one.” Since then she has published five other novels—most recently, Hieroglyphics—and four collections of short stories. Five of her books have been named New York Times notable books and four of her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories.  McCorkle has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, the North Carolina Award for Literature and the Thomas Wolfe Prize; she was recently inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame. McCorkle has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, and NC State where she remains affiliated with the MFA Program in creative writing and she is core faculty in the Bennington Writing Seminars.


January 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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