Pat Conroy

1 The Prince of Tides (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2010-08-10
Description :  <b>Pat Conroy’s <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, <i>The Prince of Tides</i> is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.<br /> &#xa0;

2 South of Broad

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2009-08-11
Description :  <b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER •&#xa0;“A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) by the celebrated author of <i>The Prince of Tides </i>and <i>The Great Santini</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Spanning two turbulent decades, <i>South of Broad</i> is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>South of Broad</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Vintage Pat Conroy . . . a big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Conroy remains a magician of the page.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Richly imagined . . . These characters are gallant in the grand old-fashioned sense, devoted to one another and to home. That siren song of place has never sounded so sweet.”<b>—New Orleans <i>Times-Picayune</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A lavish, no-holds-barred performance.”<b>—<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A lovely, often thrilling story.”<b>—<i>The Dallas Morning News</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A pleasure to read . . . a must for Conroy’s fans.”<b>—Associated Press</b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

3 The Water Is Wide (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-08-31
Description :  <b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (<i>Newsweek</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In this poignant memoir, which <i>Newsweek</i> called “an experience of joy,” the <i>New York Times–</i>bestselling author of <i>The Prince of Tides</i> plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

4 Beach Music

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1995-06-01
Description :  <b>An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of <i>The Prince of Tides </i>and <i>The Great Santini</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, <i>Beach Music</i> sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Beach Music</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Blockbuster writing at its best.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b>

5 The Great Santini

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  <b>The bestselling Pat Conroy novel—now available as an ebook</b><br /><br />The moving portrait of a son’s struggle to escape the iron fist of his volatile military father<br /><br />Marine Colonel Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. Though he desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the Colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all.<br /><br />Inspired by Conroy’s own relationship with his father,&#xa0;<i>The Great Santini</i> is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family life and a moving story of a son becoming a man.<br /><br />This enhanced ebook edition includes four documentary-style original videos. These videos illuminate the autobiographical origins of the title character in this novel; how Conroy’s mother inspired his love of reading and writing; Conroy’s role as the protector of his mother and siblings while growing up in an abusive household; and Conroy’s loving relationship with his wife, Cassandra.<br /><br />“Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.” —<i>Newsday</i><br /><br />“God preserve Pat Conroy.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i><br /><br />Pat Conroy is the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including <i>The Prince of Tides</i>, <i>The Great Santini</i>, and <i>The Lords of Discipline</i>. 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 <i>The Water Is Wide</i>) before publishing his first novel,&#xa0;<i>The Boo</i>. Conroy lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

6 The Lords of Discipline

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-08-17
Description :  <b>A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Prince of Tides</i>.</b><br /><br /> As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, <i>The Lords of Discipline </i>is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way. &#xa0;“Suspense-ridden . . . quivers with excitement and conviction.” —<i>Washington Post Book World</i><br /><i>“</i>A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom.” —<i>Washington Star</i><br /> “God preserve Pat Conroy.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i><br /> Pat Conroy was the&#xa0;<i>New York Times–</i>bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including&#xa0;<i>The Prince of Tides</i>,&#xa0;<i>The Great Santini</i>, and&#xa0;<i>The Lords of Discipline</i>. 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&#xa0;<i>The Water Is Wide</i>) before publishing his first novel,&#xa0;<i>The Boo</i>. Conroy passed away in 2016 at the age of seventy.

7 My Losing Season

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Sports & Outdoors  Basketball 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2002-10-15
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of <i>The Prince of Tides </i>and <i>The Great Santini</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>My Losing Season</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”<b>—<i>Newsweek</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “In <i>My Losing Season,</i> Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”<b>—<i>New York Daily News</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”<b>—<i>Boston Herald</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

8 War and Peace

Author : Leo Tolstoy, Pat Conroy & John Hockenberry
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2007-06-05
Description :  <b>Leo Tolstoy's grand masterpiece—a timeless saga of family, love, and loss in Russia surrounding the War of 1812.</b><br /><br />“The greatest of all novelists...what else can we call the author of <i>War and Peace</i>?” asked Virginia Woolf rhetorically—and literary luminaries the world over have agreed with her. The saga stands alone in its vast scope and minute detail, its immense diversity and final unity. Set in the years leading up to and culminating in Napoleon’s disastrous Russian invasion, the novel focuses upon an entire society torn by conflict and change. Here is humanity in all its innocence and corruption, wisdom and folly, painful defeats and enduring triumphs. Here is the seemingly effortless artistry of a master capable of portraying with equal power the clash of armies and the solitary anguish of the heart. Here, finally, is a view of history and personal destiny that is perpetually modern.<br /><br /><b>Complete and Unabridged</b><br /><b> Translated by Ann Dunnigan</b><br /><b> Includes an Introduction by Pat Conroy</b><br /><b> And an Afterword by John Hockenberry</b>

9 Three Classic Novels

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-11-22
Description :  <b>Three classics from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling master of Southern drama.</b><br /><br /><i>The Great Santini</i>: A son struggles to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father. “Robust and vivid .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. full of feeling” (<i>Newsday</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>The Lords of Discipline</i>: Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute during the Vietnam War era and must mentor the school’s first black student—while facing down the menace of a racist secret society. “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom” (Jonathan Yardley, <i>The</i><i>Washington Star</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>The Prince of Tides</i>: When Tom Wingo learns that his twin sister has attempted suicide—again—he leaves the Low Country to visit her in New York and confront the family secret that haunts them both. “Conroy has achieved a penetrating vision of the Southern psyche” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Deeply influenced by the author’s own experiences, with his Southern family and education at the Citadel in Charleston, these stunning novels represent the very best of Pat Conroy’s impressive literary career. The South Carolina–set sagas were made into blockbuster films—two of them earning multiple Academy Award nominations—and each is a rich, emotional journey into the inner lives of fascinating characters.<br /><br /> &#xa0;

10 The Pat Conroy Cookbook

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Regional & Ethnic  Books  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Methods  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2004-11-09
Description :  America’s favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals he has experienced, Conroy mixes them together with mouthwatering recipes from the Deep South and the world beyond.<br /><br />It all started thirty years ago with a chance purchase of <i>The Escoffier Cookbook,</i> an unlikely and daunting introduction for the beginner. But Conroy was more than up to the task. He set out with unwavering determination to learn the basics of French cooking—stocks and dough—and moved swiftly on to veal demi-glace and pâte brisée. With the help of his culinary accomplice, Suzanne Williamson Pollak, Conroy mastered the dishes of his beloved South as well as the cuisine he has savored in places as far away from home as Paris, Rome, and San Francisco. <br /><br />Each chapter opens with a story told with the inimitable brio of the author. We see Conroy in New Orleans celebrating his triumphant novel <i>The Prince of Tides</i> at a new restaurant where there is a contretemps with its hardworking young owner/chef—years later he discovered the earnest young chef was none other than Emeril Lagasse; we accompany Pat and his wife on their honeymoon in Italy and wander with him, wonderstruck, through the markets of Umbria and Rome; we learn how a dinner with his fighter-pilot father was preceded by the Great Santini himself acting out a perilous night flight that would become the last chapters of one of his son’s most beloved novels. These tales and more are followed by corresponding recipes—from Breakfast Shrimp and Grits and Sweet Potato Rolls to Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Chestnuts and Beefsteak Florentine to Peppered Peaches and Creme Brulee. A master storyteller and passionate cook, Conroy believes that “A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.”<br /><br />“This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of food. It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and countries far and near. Let me take you to a restaurant on the Left Bank of Paris that I found when writing <i>The Lords of Discipline. </i>There are meals I ate in Rome while writing <i>The Prince of Tides</i> that ache in my memory when I resurrect them. There is a shrimp dish I ate in an elegant English restaurant, where Cuban cigars were passed out to all the gentlemen in the room after dinner, that I can taste on my palate as I write this. There is barbecue and its variations in the South, and the subject is a holy one to me. I write of truffles in the Dordogne Valley in France, cilantro in Bangkok, catfish in Alabama, scuppernong in South Carolina, Chinese food from my years in San Francisco, and white asparagus from the first meal my agent took me to in New York City. Let me tell you about the fabulous things I have eaten in my life, the story of the food I have encountered along the way. . . ”

11 The Death of Santini

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-10-29
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of <i>The Great Santini </i>brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>The Death of Santini </i>is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel <i>The Prince of Tides</i>: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Death of Santini</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe </i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”<b>—Minneapolis<i> Star Tribune</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

12 The Boo (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-11-16
Description :  <b>Bestselling author Pat Conroy’s debut novel—now available as an ebook</b><br /><br />A powerful story of a man’s undoing at the hands of his greatest admirer. At the South Carolina military academy the Citadel, amid the tumult of the 1960s, Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. Instead, Cates is mentored by Lt. Colonel Courvoisie, an imposing and inspiring man whom the cadets have nicknamed “the Boo.” But when Cates writes a searing letter condemning the school’s meek response to a stabbing on campus, his bond with the Boo will be threatened as both are forced to confront what it means to be a man of honor.<br /><br />Set against the richly drawn military school backdrop that Conroy would return to in his bestseller <i>The Lords of Discipline</i>, <i>The Boo</i> is an unforgettable story of duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.<br /><br />This ebook contains an illustrated biography with rare and never-before-seen images from the author's personal collection, as well as original videos created especially for this publication.<br /><br />“God preserve Pat Conroy.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i><br /><br />“Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.” —<i>The Houston Chronicle</i><br /><br />Pat Conroy is the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including <i>The Prince of Tides</i>, <i>The Great Santini</i>, and <i>The Lords of Discipline</i>. 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 <i>The Water Is Wide</i>) before publishing his first novel, <i>The Boo</i>. Conroy lives on Fripp Island, South Carolina.

13 Don't Quit Your Day Job

Author : Sonny Brewer, Howard Bahr & Pat Conroy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-04-28
Description :  P.J. O'Rourke said, "Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words 'Write what you know' is confined to a labour camp. The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed The Iliad, how much combat do you think he saw?"&#xa0;<br /> Like O'Rourke, William Faulkner had his own take on the Other Commandment for writers, the one that goes, ìThou shalt not quit thy day job.î Faulkner, who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, had, twenty-five years before, worked at the post office in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi.<br /> Mister Faulkner was known to say, ìOne of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours, is work. You can't eat eight hours a day, nor drink for eight hours a day, nor make love for eight hours.î<br /> He must have been determined to give something else (writing, we may assume, perhaps a glass of whisky on the side) a whirl when he tendered his resignation to the postmaster. 'I reckon I'll be at the beck and call of folks with money all my life, he said, 'but thank God I won't ever again have to be at the beck and call of every son of a bitch who's got two cents to buy a stamp.'<br /> The authors in this book have tried their hands at some of the same jobs you have held, or still keep. They've worked on the railroad, busted rocks with a sledgehammer, fought fires, wiped tables, soldiered and carpentered and spied, delivered pizzas, lacquered boat paddles, counted heads for the church, sold underwear, and, yes, delivered the mail. They've driven garbage trucks.<br /> And, like William Faulkner, they have quit those day jobs. And like Faulkner they write. They tell good tales. If you wonder what work preceded their efforts to produce a great pile of books, if you would like to know how they made the transition to, as William Gay said, "clocking in at the culture factory,' then this is the book you've been waiting for.

14 My Reading Life

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Professional & Technical  Education  Language Arts & Disciplines 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2010-11-02
Description :  <b>Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life. </b><br /><br />Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the farthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul. His interests range widely, from Milton to Tolkien, Philip Roth to Thucydides, encompassing poetry, history, philosophy, and any mesmerizing tale of his native South. He has for years kept notebooks in which he records words and expressions, over time creating a vast reservoir of playful turns of phrase, dazzling flashes of description, and snippets of delightful sound, all just for his love of language. But for Conroy reading is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity. <br />&#xa0;<br />In <i>My Reading Life</i>, Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes: sharing the pleasures of the local library’s vast cache with his mother when he was a boy, recounting his decades-long relationship with the English teacher who pointed him onto the path of letters, and describing a profoundly influential period he spent&#xa0; in Paris, as well as reflecting on other pivotal people, places, and experiences. His story is a moving and personal one, girded by wisdom and an undeniable honesty. Anyone who not only enjoys the pleasures of reading but also believes in the power of books to shape a life will find here the greatest defense of that credo.<br /><br /><b>BONUS:&#xa0;</b>This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Pat Conroy's&#xa0;<i>The Death of Santini</i>.

15 A Lowcountry Heart

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-10-25
Description :  <b>Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends.</b><br /><br /> This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out there.” Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing.<br /><br />With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, <i>A Lowcountry Heart</i> also honors Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of “The Great Conroy,” as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy’s work resonates throughout&#xa0;<i>A Lowcountry Heart</i>, and his influence promises to endure.<br /><br />This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Lowcountry Heart</i></b><br /><br /> “A fascinating look into the mind of one of the South’s greatest authors . . . something to remember him by and cherish for years to come.”<b>—<i>The Clarion-Ledger</i></b><br /><br /> “Fans of Conroy . . . will relish the chance to spend more time with him in this glowing valedictory to his life and writing . . . Eloquent, folksy, and sometimes brutally honest.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> “A moving and proper tribute to a true Southern icon.”<b>—<i>The</i> <i>Florida Times-Union</i>&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> “Elegant essays [that] will not disappoint.”<b><i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Resplendent . . . As always, his storytelling, word choice and rhythm are gorgeous, almost lyrical.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b>

16 Il principe delle maree

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-10-01
Description :  Tom, il protagonista di questo intenso e trascinante romanzo, arriva a New York dal South Caroline, dopo che ha saputo che la sorella Savannah ha tentato per l'ennesima volta il suicidio. Ben presto egli si accorge di essere vittima dello stesso malessere della sorella e cioè di un passato fatto di cupe passioni e di violenza, che grava sul suo destino e su quello dell'intera famiglia. Tom se ne libererà aiutato dalla bella e affascinante psichiatra Susan, con cui avrà una sincera e appassionata storia d'amore.

17 La Mort de Santini

Author : Pat Conroy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2018-05-22
Description :  "<i>J'ai détesté mon père bien avant de savoir qu'il existait un mot pour la haine."</i><br /><br />Ce livre en forme de mémoires se lit comme un roman. Pat Conroy, auteur acclamé du <i>Prince des Marées</i>, revient ici sur sa relation avec son père, pilote de chasse émérite chez les Marines mais patriarche maltraitant sous son propre toit.<br /><br />Aîné d'une fratrie de sept enfants trimbalés de base aérienne en base aérienne en base aérienne à travers tout le Sud des États-Unis, Pat témoigne du lourd tribut payé par tous du fait de la cruauté du père. Mais <i>La Mort de Santini </i>est un livre de réconciliation. Père et fils avaient fini par trouver un terrain d'entente et ce père tant haï lui manqua terriblement après sa mort. Dans ce récit passionnant, c'est toute la destinée des Conroy que l'auteur passe au crible, y compris celle de sa mère Peg, la ligne de vie qui le reliait à un monde meilleur, celui des livres et de la culture.<br /><br />De sa belle plume d'écrivain du Sud, pleine d'humour, Pat Conroy nous emmène des Appalaches jusqu'à l'Irlande, en passant par Chicago et par sa bien-aimée Caroline du Sud.<br /><br /><i>"La force de persuasion de Conroy vous embarque à travers le livre, tout comme la puissance des liens qu'il partage avec les membres de sa famille, quels que soient leurs péchés." </i>The New York Times



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