South of Broad

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Atlantic Books, Limited, 2011 - 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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Must read this poignant, captivating novel!!

User Review  - A Minnesota Reader - Borders

Pat Conroy has magnificently written the perfect epic novel. He tells a breathtaking, poignant story of lifelong friends, an era and a glorious city. The year is 1969 and it is the summer before his ... Read full review

Read it over & over again

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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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About the author (2011)

Pat Conroy is the pen name of Donald Patrick Conroy, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 26, 1945. He received a B.A. in English from The Citadel in 1967. 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 memoir, The Water Is Wide, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Cleveland Foundation and was made into the movie Conrack starring Jon Voight in 1976. His novels include Beach Music and South of Broad. Several of his novels were adapted into movies including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides. He also wrote several works of non-fiction including The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. He died of pancreatic cancer on March 4, 2016 at the age of 70.

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