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Published October 8, 2020

In this webinar, recorded October 8, 2020, beloved novelist Jill McCorkle discusses her latest book, Hieroglyphics, with author Brendan Mathews. This deeply layered and masterful novel explores what it means to try to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history, memory, and secrets carried across generations.

“Engrossing . . . McCorkle finds an elegant mix of wistfulness and appreciation for life . . . Throughout, McCorkle weaves a powerful narrative web, with empathy for her characters and keen insight on their motivations. This is a gem.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A powerful evocation of loss and yearning . . . McCorkle testifies to the ageless nobility of human beings who want the next generation to do better. A deeply moving and insightful triumph.”—Booklist, starred review

This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.

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