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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Here is the way it was in the city of Atlanta in 1973, over forty years ago when the dogwoods bloomed along Peachtree Road and there was a party in the Governor’s mansion in Buckhead. Barbara Conroy and I were new to the city and an invite for a party from Jimmy and Rosalynn [...]
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The Prince of Tides
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 119,193 ratings — published 1986 — 65 editions
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Beach Music
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 24,759 ratings — published 1995 — 40 editions
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South of Broad
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 25,451 ratings — published 2009 — 28 editions
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The Great Santini
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 17,039 ratings — published 1976 — 44 editions
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The Lords of Discipline
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 15,115 ratings — published 1980 — 49 editions
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The Water Is Wide: A Memoir
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 9,816 ratings — published 1969 — 44 editions
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My Losing Season: A Memoir
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,580 ratings — published 2002 — 30 editions
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The Death of Santini: The S...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,591 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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My Reading Life
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 3,356 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 976 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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