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Rhett BickleyAugusta, GA

My family are avid readers and fans. The wife is a retired English teacher. Our youngest son is an English graduate Citadel '97. In The Prince of Tides the mother marries the wealthy family nemesis. At the time, I considered that implausible - that a woman could marry someone she apparently loathed. I think my question was "Did you fabricate the situation or transpose it from life?" My thought was maybe a woman could do that for security, but a man could never. It would violate his sense of right. I have since observed this behavior; maybe most recently in Tiger Woods and his new flame. As lifelong South Carolinians and former Walterboro residents, we appreciate how you weave real events into your story.
Thank you for many hours of entertainment.


Fri, Aug 30, 2013 03:49 am 6587 Email Remove
WYTZE HOEKSTRA

JUST LOVE PAT'S BOOKS. SO HUMAN AND
BITTERSWEET.


Thu, Aug 29, 2013 04:36 am 6583 Email Remove
Jean McNair FrederickWilliston, S. C. 29853

Been going to Fripp since 1960's have a house around the corner from you. I would love to purchase a collection of DVD's of your movies. How can I do this? I called everywhere in Beaufort for the collection no luck! I want to introduce you to my grandchildren. Thanks and I wish you well. Jean


Sat, Aug 10, 2013 12:55 pm 6520 Email Remove
Sighle HughesIreland

There is very little point in me trying to put into words how your books have affected me. An emotional explosion each time I read and re-read them. I came home from a holiday recently and someone asked me what was the best thing about it and I answered 'The Lords of Discipline!!!! Needless to say they didn't get it but that book, Prince of Tides and Beach Music will remain as my treasures posessions forever. Many, many thanks for your wonderful gift.


Sun, Jul 21, 2013 08:02 am 6485 Email Remove
Howard SweatteCarlsbad, CA

Greetings Pat,
I will keep this short. I have really enjoyed your books, but there is an essential work that is missing. There have been hints at it, but the biography of Gene Norris would be an important story of this great man. The people he touched are dying off as the years go by. You have honored him as no one else has. His story would suprise many. I can picture Gene rolling his eyes at this and shaking his head.
Best regards, Howard Sweatte


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:52 pm 6478 Email Remove
Beverly LittleMurrells Inlet, SC

Mr. Conroy,
In 1974, new to SC, I was hired to teach junior high school in Bluffton. I was told that before I went to work there I should read The Water is Wide. I discovered that several of the students were brought over from 'Fuskie on Monday morning by boat and were put up at Abe's Fish Camp during the week. Your insights into those students helped me tremendously and I have read all your books.

I have recently moved to Murrells Inlet. Last Friday I purchased My Reading Life. It has been a long time since a book has moved me as that one did. How can you make me want to read both James Dickey and War and Peace? Your insight into Gone with the Wind was amazing.

Thank you for many hours of pleasure and insight over the last forty years.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 07:05 am 6477 Email Remove
Sheila Bishop

Reread Beach Music, haven't read it since the first time it came out so my memory didn't recall much of its greatness. It's one of the top four books of my life, Prince of Tides, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Gone With the Wind. Thank you for sharing your greatness with dumb old me.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 18:55 pm 6472 Email Remove
Teever HandalColorado Springs, CO

I checked out Beach Music audio book from the library, and it took no time at all listening to the resitation of Conroy's book to know that no matter how wonderful the rendition there is nothing like letting his words sing in my head as my fingers caressed the paper. I have returned the CD's early and unfinished, gone to my book shelves and pulled down the paper to reread and fall in love for the thousanth time with his prose.


Thu, Jun 13, 2013 00:22 am 6419 Email Remove
Rich LussierColumbia, SC

I am in the middle of your book, My Reading Life, and I have to tell you how much I love your presentation of Gene Norris, your former English teacher. When I started teaching (Spanish) at Beaufort High in 1982, Gene had me and another new teacher over his house for shrimp and grits. Having come from New England and recently graduated from a state teachers college there, Beaufort, as you may imagine, was quite a change for me. But Gene made me feel at home in Beaufort, and I made teaching in SC my life's work (I am now semi-retired and teach Latin part time at a public school in Columbia). Your books helped acclimate me to S.C., which has become such a part of me that I could never leave.
Thank you.


Tue, Jun 11, 2013 13:07 pm 6416 Email Remove
Chaniqua BushAurora, Co

Mr. Conroy,

You are without a doubt one of the most incredible writers that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. When I was 16 years old, about 10 yrs ago I had the lovely pleasure of meeting you and hearing excerpts from "My losing Season", I read Beach Music shortly thereafter and have been TOTALLY taken ever since. I looked at your schedule of events for "My Reading Life", and I see that you won't be making it to Colorado which breaks my heart. I wonder if there's anyway you might be willing to reconsider? Perhaps if I could gather enough fans in this area to advocate? PLEASE get back to me. It has been such an immensely life changing experience to have been introduced to your work.
Ya can't blame a girl for tryin :)


Fri, May 31, 2013 17:50 pm 6389 Email Remove
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