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Pat Conroy

7 Novels that Will Have You Seeing Double

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Thanks in large part to "The Parent Trap," one of my greatest wishes growing up was to discover my own separated-at-bir...

Terry Kay's 'The King Who Made Paper Flowers' Is Magically Enchanting

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Terry Kay dedicated this book to Pat Conroy, one of the South's legendary writers. It is the perfect book to remind us of the talent we lost with Pat Conroy's death and the talent that remains with Terry Kay.


Francis Levy | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Life is an embarrassment. You go from a stage of oneness with the mother to the trauma of helplessness at birth.

Conroy and Me

Maura Poston Zagrans | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Maura Poston Zagrans

Author Pat Conroy, one of the greats, has passed. His books were like dynamite: they had the effect of blasting wide-open huge tunnels in my mind. ...

My Evening With Pat Conroy, Prince of Stories

Tom Morris | Posted 03.05.2016 | Home
Tom Morris

Years ago, I had the amazing experience of greeting a large audience at historic Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina and introducing t...

Remembering Pat Conroy Through His Own Words: 6 quotes

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 03.05.2016 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

I had the honor of meeting Pat last September. He was just as charming in person as he is on the page--one of those people who is so much bigger than you are and yet who in just a few minutes can make you feel as if, in his mind, you are the special one.

Pat Conroy, Author Of 'Prince Of Tides', Dies At 70

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.06.2016 | Home

By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Pat Conroy, who turned tales of his painfully dysfunctional family into best-selling novels such as "The Great Santini" and ...

Finding the Write Spot

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
Loretta Bolger Wish

Maybe I can't shake those romantic images, or maybe holing up behind closed doors feels like being a child exiled to my room as punishment. For whatever reason, I write best in the more central rooms of the house, the ones where I spend time doing many other things.

Great Opening Lines

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Though written in diverse styles, varying tenses and with different points of view, these first few sentences or paragraphs penned by immensely gifted authors have much more in common than just superb writing.

'Let Me Die in His Footsteps': A Conversation With Lori Roy

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.30.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Roy's new novel, set in a 1952 Kentucky town, concerns Annie Holleran, a 15 year old girl who has an uncanny sense of knowing how things will turn out before they've played themselves through.

Fear Is the Common Denominator

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

When it comes to fiction, the most frightening depictions are those describing events that could really happen. Those situations resonate deeply because, unlike paranormal experiences, they fall within the realm of possibility.

THE DEATH OF SANTINI Is a Journey Into Darkness

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.16.2014 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

The Life of Blush Author, Harvey Helms

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Michealene Cristini Risley

One of my all-time favorite authors is Pat Conroy. From his exquisite writing I learned the rhythm of the tides and of the shallow marshes of the sout...

In Praise of the Author Crush

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Stephanie Vanderslice

It seems to be all about the crush these days -- man crushes, chick crushes, book crushes. When readers talk about their literary crushes, most are referring to characters in fiction. But when I casually mentioned my longtime infatuation with author Charles Baxter, it seemed to strike a chord.

Books I've Loved and Lost

Allison K Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison K Hill

Will printed books cease to exist? I honestly don't know the answer. But I know that I miss the books I've lost along the way, the physical books with their notes, underlinings and associations.

My Reading Life: The Scales Have Fallen From My Eyes

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

The power and draw of Pat Conroy remains, but with limitations. My Reading Life has opened me up to his faults -- things which I did not want to see in the past or which were not as blatant.

Stephen Rubin: New President Of Henry Holt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Finally, some news from the publishing world's revolving door: Macmillan announced this Tuesday that Stephen Rubin, former publisher at Doubleday, wil...

Fun Down South in Charleston

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Wendy Diamond

If you ever wondered where the first American museum was built, where the U.S. Constitution was ratified or even where The Notebook was filmed, Charleston, South Carolina has got you covered!

Author And Citadel Graduate Pat Conroy Sent Shannon Faulkner To College (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Shannon Faulkner, the first woman to be admitted to the Citadel Military College, told Good Morning America today that her education was funded by aut...