Pat Conroy





Pat Conroy

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October 26, 1945

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Pat Conroy is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. Born the eldest of seven children in a rigidly disciplined military household, he attended the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He briefly became a schoolteacher (which he chronicled in his memoir The Water Is Wide) before publishing his first novel, The Boo. Conroy lives on Fripp Island, South Carolina.


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Hey, out there… Since I returned home to Beaufort after my book tour was over, I brought part of the tour back to my house with me. I’ve never found myself attracted to the world of fantasy writing, with a few quite notable exceptions. When I lived in Italy, I came under the sway of [...]
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Average rating: 4.08 · 203,555 ratings · 12,261 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Prince of Tides
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 105,150 ratings — published 1986 — 61 editions
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Beach Music
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 22,905 ratings — published 1995 — 38 editions
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South of Broad
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 23,304 ratings — published 2009 — 28 editions
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The Great Santini
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 14,936 ratings — published 1976 — 43 editions
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The Lords of Discipline
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 13,558 ratings — published 1980 — 49 editions
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The Water Is Wide: A Memoir
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 8,979 ratings — published 1969 — 44 editions
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My Losing Season: A Memoir
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 5,116 ratings — published 2002 — 30 editions
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My Reading Life
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 3,042 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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The Death of Santini: The S...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,115 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.”
Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

“Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.”
Pat Conroy, Beach Music

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