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David FreemanCalgary, Alberta, Canada

Over the years, I have read all your books and have passed them on to friends and relatives and in the case of Prince of Tides, to perfect strangers! At one bookstore close out I bought about 20 copies and they became my present of choice that year. Prince of Tides remains the standard against which I judge other book's characters and locations. I smell the magnolias or the salt marshes and taste the foods you describe. Your writing to me is magical. I just finished South of Broad and could not put it down. Once again I felt the honesty and pathos and beauty of your characters. Thank you for the SanFrancisco memories and the events described. I am putting Charleston on the must see places I need to visit. Thank you again for the beauty you give us all.


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 14:16 pm 313 Email Remove
Sam McClaryIrmo, SC

Pat: I loved Sout of Broad. It is probably the best book I have ever read. The people seem so real. They love each other despite their failings. I aspire to be a writer, but don't know how to get started. I'm nearly 60 years old and I feel like time is running out.


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 13:52 pm 312 Email Remove
marlajan katznew york city

I just finished South of Broad. I loved it. You write with such poetry. You can describe beauty with an artist eye, thank you. I loved all your other books, my favorite is Beach Music. I have waited for another novel, now I finished this one please try and write more---quicker. thank you again


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 11:49 am 311 Email Remove
J. MarshBellingham, Washington

I am delighted and honored to sign your guestbook. I began reading your novels when I was 18, and have reread every one of them many times over. They all sit in a glass bookcase in our den, n'er to be recycled or ignored.
It would be an honor to meet you someday, keep Washington in mind in your travels.


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 11:42 am 310 Email Remove
Bill Byron

Pat, I cannot help but fear that your comments on pages 375-77 of My Losing Season were badly skewed by your terrible childhood. You call yourself a coward by having protested the Vietnam war. I call myself a coward for not having protested the Vietnam war. What makes you believe that there is glory in killing? What makes you believe that leading a young man to his death is more honorable than protesting against a government that has lied to the governed? I only hope that no one who reads your book thinks that you were a coward for having stood up to those who perpetrated this tragedy on the families of thousands of young boys. Only because your family was deeply flawed, do you minimize the extraordinary love of those families who do value and cherish their children.
Sincerely, Bill Byron


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 10:39 am 309 Email Remove
Donna Fuller SmithBoynton Beach, FL

I agree with William Ryan, Boynton Bch. - I was sad when the book ended -such a great story so well written - I LOVED IT.


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 08:33 am 308 Email Remove
bbhunterwestchester county, ny

I bought South of Broad while on a yearly trip to visit relatives in Sumter and to spend a week on Hilton Head with friends. When the coach was introduced, I started to think I had made a mistake. As an African American, I get tired of the "white heroes saving the poor Blacks" stories. I should have had more faith in you. In another few pages, I was hooked. As a matter of fact, I rationed out the last couple of chapters over a few days because I didn't want the book to end. I usually read either mysteries or nonfiction biographies or history. But there are a few authors such as you and A.R. Siddons, that develop characters in such a way, readers want to know all about them. A brilliant book. Just don't wait so long before gifting us again.


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 03:44 am 307 Email Remove
Carolyn PattersonWareham,MA

A memorable book, one of the best I've read in many years. I will hoard this book and reread it many times in the years to come. Thank you Pat Conroy...


Thu, Sep 10, 2009 00:50 am 306 Email Remove
Vennie BobisSausalito, Ca

In grade school I was taken on a field trip to see "Conrack". I have been a fan of your ever since. My daughter who just turned 18 is named Savannah (imagine how delighted she was to read Prince of Tides this summer... though your Savannah is a tragic figure, unlike my own sunny one). My grandmother was an English teacher who instilled in me the appreciation of beautiful prose. And through your work -- all of which I have read more than once -- I am transported, to a time and place that is si familiar and so safe. I have waited not so patiently for SOB and I am slowly and lovingly reading it -- I don't want it to end.
Please know that your influence is far reaching and has given much comfort. And I know that your gift is hard won.


Wed, Sep 9, 2009 21:03 pm 305 Email Remove
Lisa LawsRaleigh NC

Hi Pat, So happy to see your newest book advertised in the New York Times, on the bestseller list yet again.
I met you through Martin Chitwood, in ATL, back in the 80's when you - he were collaborating on a TV movie script about an Alabama athlete. I saw you another time or two, the most recent being at Spoleto in 1999 (or 2000)-when I walked up to your table and told you my name, and with your amazing recall from the 80's-you said "the stewardess".... I almost passed out. (smile). My Uncle, Larry Laws was a Charleston resident at the time (1998-2001), (Rutledge Ave)-- and now we all live up here in the triangle.
At any rate, I wish you only the best. I now work at Duke University Medical Center, am 51, - a recent cancer survivor, let me know if you ever need a good Dr. at Duke.


Wed, Sep 9, 2009 20:23 pm 304 Email Remove
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