South of Broad

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Dial Press, 2010 - Bereavement - 640 pages
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Against the backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, 'South of Broad' gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints.

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Wonderful imagery of the ocean, tides, beaches. - Goodreads
The final plot twist is heavily signposted and cliched. - Goodreads
But the plot is so predictable and cliched. - Goodreads

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I first listened to the audio of this book and then knew I had to have a permanent copy to share with friends and family. Pat Conroy is a great author who makes me feel like I could live in Charleston SC. Read full review

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User Review  - Joanie - Goodreads

This book has been sitting on my shelf for far too long. I was about to give birth when I tried last time and the stuff about his 10 year old brother committing suicide was too much to take at the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Donald Patrick Conroy's pen name is Pat Conroy. He was born on October 26, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from The Citadel in 1967 with B.A. in English. He later used his experiences at the strict school in his book, The Lords of Discipline (1980), which was nominated for the Robert Kennedy Book Award in 1981. After teaching high school at his alma mater, he accepted a job teaching disadvantaged black children in a two-room schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. Many of the children were illiterate, unable even to write their own names. He taught them using oral history and geography lessons. His experience on Daufuskie Island formed the basis for his first successful novel The Water Is Wide (1972), which won Conroy the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Cleveland Foundation and was made into the movie Conrack starring Jon Voight in 1976. His other novels include The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South of Broad. Conroy chronicled his relationship with his father in the memoir, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and his Son (2013).

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