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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User Review  - Elleneer - LibraryThing

Absorbing. But a bit schmaltzy like a soap opera. But how Conroy could write!! Crystalline descriptions of Charleston's beauty, climate, flora and fauna, etc. Amazing to read of how good friends threw ... Read full review

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User Review  - brucemmoyer - LibraryThing

If you can survive the first 30 pages and the last dozen where the author tries to impress readers with his Shakespearian flair, you will find a very interesting and absorbing tale well worth reading ... 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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