Pat Conroy





Pat Conroy

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in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
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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I first became aware of the immensely gifted writer Ann Patchett when she published her first novel with my old publisher Houghton Mifflin. It was an old Boston firm located in a classical brick office building that seemed indigenous to the Boston Common and the Back Bay. Houghton Mifflin satisfied every dream I’d ever had [...]
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Average rating: 4.11 · 261,228 ratings · 14,309 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
The Prince of Tides
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 135,362 ratings — published 1986 — 68 editions
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Beach Music
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 27,561 ratings — published 1975 — 44 editions
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South of Broad
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 28,412 ratings — published 2009 — 29 editions
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The Great Santini
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19,854 ratings — published 1976 — 50 editions
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The Lords of Discipline
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 17,068 ratings — published 1980 — 51 editions
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The Water Is Wide: A Memoir
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 11,339 ratings — published 1969 — 46 editions
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My Losing Season: A Memoir
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 6,114 ratings — published 2002 — 30 editions
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The Death of Santini: The S...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,814 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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My Reading Life
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,884 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,105 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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