Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1990. First edition. Her 4th book, a young girl's coming-of-age story -- "On one side is the pull of reason and safety. On the other, the lure of mystery and adventure" (from the cover). Uncorrected proof in yellow and black paperwraps. INSCRIBED on title page, “For Jane & Walter -/ With great admiration/ and pleasure to/ visit your/ home again -/ Love,/ Jill/ 10/13/90.” Walter Sullivan (1924-2006) was an author, critic, longtime Vanderbilt University professor, authority on Southern literature and one of the founding members of The Fellowship of Southern Writers, to which McCorkle was elected for membership in 2003. His wife, Jane Harrison Sullivan (1923-2022), taught English literature at Aquinas College. Near fine with touch of tanning along top edge front cover and light rubbing to corners and spine folds.