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User Review  - kblinn - LibraryThing

One of the classics in Conroy's body of works, this book has its memorable moments. The book basically chronicles the life, thus far, of Jack McCall whose wife, Shyla, killed herself by jumping off a ... Read full review

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User Review  - delphimo - www.librarything.com

I finally found an enjoyable book, after reading many poorly written books. I have read Conroy before, but feel that this is one of his better novels. Conroy employs many of the same themes in all his ... Read full review

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User Review  - brendajanefrank - www.librarything.com

Conroy's writing is so effective that I started feeling suicidal. Much of this story is tragic. I had to take a break when only 1/3 finished because it was beginning to impair my well-being. I hope to get back to it after finishing some Evanovich fluff to lift my spirits. Read full review

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User Review  - WeeziesBooks - www.librarything.com

“Beach Music” by Pat Conroy was a delightful story. The characters were strong and well developed. I both strongly disliked or identified with and cared for different individuals in the story. Jack ... Read full review

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User Review  - ifionlyhada - www.librarything.com

This book has amazing back stories that are so interresting. It feels like you are reading a series of books. But the love of the Brothers, the Friends and the families, really make this a wonderful story. Read full review

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User Review  - plm1250 - www.librarything.com

. Again the fractured extended southern family the strong, love-hate mother-sons relationship as the eldest son returns from self exile in Rome where he is raising his young daughter alone as his ... Read full review

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User Review  - GarySeverance - www.librarything.com

Pat Conroy's novel is a wide ranging depiction of life in Charleston, South Carolina and to a lesser extent Rome, Italy. It is a multi-generational and multi-family story with interesting, fully ... Read full review

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User Review  - debavp - www.librarything.com

There's a scene from my most favorite movie, The Big Chill, where William Hurt says...'no one had a more cushier birth than we...'. I found myself relating that scene repeatedly throughout this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - readingrat - www.librarything.com

For the first third of this book it felt like it could be a (rather lame) sequel to Prince of Tides - different characters, same themes. Eventually though the author began to allow the story to take its own shape and that's when it really started to shine. Read full review

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User Review  - shesinplainview - LibraryThing

Totally engrossing southern family saga, which of course, means alot of dysfunction, sadness, a couldn't-put-it-down. A masterpiece. Read full review


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