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Linda UnderwoodVirginia Beach, VA

South of Broad came into my home on Wednesday and was devoured by noon on Thursday. Southern Boys and their mamas, Military brats, mother of two sons. How does Pat know my life so intimately and restore a sense of sanity to it? I've read every word published since the first one -- each, pefect, evocative word in the most descriptive prose published. No one brings the Low Country to life like Pat Conroy. While not a native, I graduated high school in Charleston in 1966 and sent my son to USC. If God is good, our paths will cross someday. I dream of it -- Love, and God bless, Linda Underwood


Fri, Aug 14, 2009 11:19 am 109 Email Remove
Moureen CoulterBloomington, Indiana

I just bought South of Broad and am slowly savoring each sentence. Your books are worth waiting for. I give them to my friends. I began with Prince of Tides and have worked my way backward and forward over the years. My Losing Season is the only book I know that celebrates the importance of failure. Thank you for persevering!


Fri, Aug 14, 2009 09:06 am 108 Email Remove
Teri Box HinsonSpartanburg, SC

Hello my friend. I can't wait to start the new book. I'm hoping that Dana and I will get to come to a signing near us. I would love to see you. I have a facebook site, so I would love it if you would write me back.. understand that you are very busy right now. Hope to see you soon.. love you, Teri


Thu, Aug 13, 2009 17:22 pm 107 Email Remove
Michael ShetzerMiami Beach, FL

1st year of high school in '67 sent me to Beaufort where dad, a USMC officer, would eventually retire and be buried. In the Lowcountry I did the typical things Southern kids of the 60’s did & something few would ever experience. At 15 or 16 my English teacher at Beaufort High,Pat Conroy, took our class over the Whale Branch Bridge to Charleston to attend a play at Dock Street Theater as well as tour the living museum of Lady Charleston. Pat was my Gene Norris.
To this day I cannot give a straight answer to the question, “Where are you from & what do you do?” However, I can say that I am a better person for having orbited with Pat. He took me to my 1st play & introduced me to SOB.


Thu, Aug 13, 2009 16:54 pm 106 Email Remove
Mary Kulpon

I actually ration your books as I read them. It's sick. Your writing paints pictures in the mind of the reader in a way that other writers can only dream of doing. You are a master of your craft. Good health and inspiration to you always as you have inspired so many people.


Thu, Aug 13, 2009 15:30 pm 105 Email Remove
Brian LaslieManhattan, Kansas

No one remembers what the speaker at their college graduation says. I remember every word of mine. Thanks for speaking Pat! My mother is coming to see you in Atlanta next week and pick up my copy of South of Broad. I will give up all pursuits of grad school until I have finished the book.
-Brian Laslie
Citadel c/o 2001


Thu, Aug 13, 2009 13:37 pm 104 Email Remove
Jack Horn, Citadel '67Hamilton, Ohio

Only one thing has kept me from devouring this book- the return of my stepson from Afghanistan. I am a Citadel classmate of Pat and a fellow English major so I am able to cherish and chuckle at the great and not-so-great moments with Pat at "El Cid." God bless you, Pat. Jack Horn, "Co. G," Citadel Class of 1967, US Army Retired.


Thu, Aug 13, 2009 12:45 pm 103 Email Remove
Martha FowlerAtlanta, GA

I so much enjoyed meeting Sallie Ann Robinson and bringing her to Georgia State. Our Gulla Celebration was very successful. Thanks so much for putting me in touch with her.

I look forward to South of Broad.


Wed, Aug 12, 2009 19:09 pm 102 Email Remove
Jean FaulkSarasota, Florida

Thanks Pat, for inspiring, creating and bringing to life the characters you do. As an Army brat, from the day I read your first book, through The Great Santini, to South of Broad, you never leave my house once you enter. The emotions you instill in all your work makes me wish you could write more. I hate to begin one because I will then devour it and it is over. It is then picked up again and again until the pages are worn and dog-eared. Thank you once again for sharing yourself with us.
Jean


Wed, Aug 12, 2009 17:01 pm 101 Email Remove
Paul DohertyEastern Canada

Ahh to finally get a new book from an great author, I am not a big reader too busy in the trees but the books I can get into and can relate to are yours Mr. Conroy. I love the way you write, its that simple.... I have pictures in my head about the south. Try a visit to P.E.I you'll love it. Thanks


Wed, Aug 12, 2009 16:14 pm 100 Email Remove
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