Pat Conroy





Pat Conroy


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in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
October 26, 1945

Died
March 04, 2016

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Pat Conroy (1945 - 2016) was 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 lived on Fripp Island, South Carolina until his death in 2016.

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I’ve always taken great pleasure in reading the biographies of other writers whose books have sustained and gladdened my heart. Yesterday, I finished The Last Love Song, a biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty. Whenever I encountered Ms. Didion’s prose it turned me into a grinning fool because of its strange perfection and her [...]
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The Prince of Tides

4.21 avg rating — 154,747 ratings — published 1986 — 79 editions
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Beach Music

4.12 avg rating — 32,186 ratings — published 1975 — 49 editions
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South of Broad

3.76 avg rating — 32,210 ratings — published 2009 — 31 editions
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The Great Santini

4.12 avg rating — 23,359 ratings — published 1976 — 52 editions
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The Lords of Discipline

4.27 avg rating — 19,682 ratings — published 1980 — 52 editions
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The Water is Wide: A Memoir

4.07 avg rating — 13,953 ratings — published 1969 — 53 editions
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My Losing Season: A Memoir

3.84 avg rating — 6,808 ratings — published 2002 — 30 editions
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The Death of Santini: The S...

3.82 avg rating — 6,127 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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My Reading Life

3.92 avg rating — 4,631 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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4.07 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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More books by Pat Conroy…
“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

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy

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