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ib kasper boskov hansenCopenhagen, Denmark

Broad Str. You made Charleston alive in my mind, visited it via Google earth, extrordinary combination. Extraordinary story, look forward to many more good storys from you.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010 20:37 pm 998 Email Remove
Irene FoleyMassachusetts

Pat, what a treasure you are, I just finished South of Broad and absolutely loved it. Your writing is superb! Just everything about your use of words is such a pleasure to read. My thanks to you for giving all of us such joy in reading. Bravo!

Mon, Oct 5, 2009 15:52 pm 421 Email Remove
Irene HarveyState college, PA

I have just discovered you Pat and am working back from My Reading Life to all of your other wondrous works. Do you ever come north.. to say, State College, PSU? You have so many fans up here and I am spreading your Water is Wide book far and wide . I teach philosophy but mainly seek to launch my students into their best possible future. Can you be persuaded to come this way?

Sat, Jan 15, 2011 19:09 pm 1219 Email Remove
Izola FixNew jeresy

Have read all your novels. Twice. Love the way you write, I feel I can get lost in your words, the way you describe something is beyond words. Thank you for those times.

Tue, Dec 15, 2015 07:09 am 83495 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
Jack DouglasAshland, VA

Hi Pat,
I just finished The Prince of Tides, following South of Broad, Beach Music, The Great Santini and your cookbook. They're all wonderful and your use of language paints such extraordinary images for me. Beach Music is my current favorite simply because part of it is set in Rome and my daughter lives near Pisa and Lucca.
You are very well read among our friends here in Ashland, Virginia and if we can convince you to make a presentation at Randolph Macon College I promise we'll tempt you with memorable meals including; 'Jackie's Own' Ice cream, Pizza Margherita cooked in an Italian wood fired oven, local chianini beef, and Hanover tomatoes. You'll need to bring SC peaches. Tempted?
Thank you again for your powerful writing. I hope you'll consider a vist here.
Jack Douglas

Mon, Jun 21, 2010 13:49 pm 738 Email Remove
Jack DouglasAshland, Virginia

Hi Pat,
Is it possible to order an autographed copy of your upcoming new book from the Fripp Island store mentioned by either you or your wife. I'm heading to Italy to help my daughter and her family with their fall olive harvest and pressing and would like to take your new book to read while there. If I can bring back enough fresh olive oil I'll send a bottle to the book store for you. Thank you.

Thu, Sep 2, 2010 06:03 am 943 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
jack sonntagNorfolk, VA

Just spent a great afternoon visiting Lowcountry. Now trying to recall the exact quote at the incredible moment near the end of "Price of Tides". Is it "Oh Mama do it again!" ?????

Please help?

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 12:58 pm 2669 Email Remove
Jackson (Jack) WellsRaleigh, NC

Pat, you and I had a great conversation many years ago in Winston-Salem, NC when you spoke at the Center for Contemporary art. I believe it was '88 or '89. We talked about many things, but one of my favorite subjects was about my one and only true love in life, SAB, whom you taught in high school in Beaufort. I spent the holiday break re-reading all of your wonderful books. I am now in the middle of "South of Broad." Really enjoy your cookbook, too. BTW, my brother was born in New Bern, NC. I was born in Beaufort, NC. All my best to you! Jack

Tue, Jan 12, 2010 16:29 pm 528 Email Remove
Jade CaldwellNorth Carolina

Surely the Low Country skies must have wept Friday at the tremendous loss of this poet, this sculptor of words, this architect of language. You offered the world a remarkable gift as you chronicled your own exploration of familial devastation and your journey towards repair, towards rebuilding. As a fellow Southerner-by-Choice, I have found profound comfort and inspiration in the images you have painted with your lyricism of our beleaguered and beautiful southland. As a fellow child of Santini, I am deeply moved by your courage and undaunting commitment to blazing your own fiery trail towards peace. Pat, you have given me a multitude of reminders of the ways that nature offers us a healing balm. I am forever grateful to the universe for the gift of your soul.

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 11:59 am 83669 Email Remove
Jade M. CuencaDavao, Philippines

Pat, Prince of Tides was the first of your novels I've read. I just loved your books. Stay healthy Pat, most of us need your books in our lives... Thank you so much. God bless you...

Mon, Nov 22, 2010 07:01 am 1081 Email Remove
Jake RuddleWest Virginia

I fell in love with the lowcountry at a young age despite being raised in Southern Appalachia. After finishing, "The Prince of Tides," I recaptured my passion for both a unique and incomparable land and the power of literary movement on ones soul. The book brought forth new ideas on not only how to live life but on how to embrace it. I now sit, finished with an amazing book, and glance at my bookshelf, excited to begin the next great piece of prose developed by Pat Conroy. I've always claimed that every new book I read is my favorite, but it will greatly surprise me if I ever read a book that has touched me the way, "The Prince of Tides," has. When looking back on great southern writers such as Faulkner and Chopin, Conroy will soon share ranks as a great American literary mind.

Wed, Oct 14, 2009 17:09 pm 443 Email Remove
Jalane KirkpatrickGreenville, SC

Rereading Lords of Discipline - my son just started at the Citadel. Loving it again (and he is doing ok too!)

Mon, Sep 20, 2010 17:28 pm 984 Email Remove
James (Santiago) McAllisterMineola, NY

Dear Pat,
God Bless You for real for real. For when you squeeze the honey comb, it crushes the comb, but out of it comes sweet honey. And thats what it looks like life has done to you. I have read over 3,000 books in my unusual life, and I must say, that your writing is pure prose. Even a plain simple and "boring" sentence by you sweetens, refreshes and stimulates the mind and heart. I'm still reading "Beach Music" and I'm stunned. It's definitely in the top three books I've read in my life. One page I'm laughing; the next I'm crying, and at one time I was laughing and crying at the same time!! How could that be?? God bless you with His joy, for giving so much to the human race. With Love (as a brother) James (Santiago) McAllister

Sat, Sep 12, 2009 22:02 pm 334 Email Remove
James Davis

Welcome Back!!!! You were sorely missed. Thank you for the incredible tour of Charleston and the wonderful characters who dwell there. While The Lords of Discipline will always be one of my favorite reads, South of Broad has once again established you as America's Best!!!!!!!

Wed, Aug 26, 2009 09:23 am 203 Email Remove
James HoustonLas Vegas, NV

Hi Pat, I really enjoy your books, especially My Losing Season and Lords of Discipline. Quick question: Did your team ever play against West Point? Just wondering if Mel Thompson ever went head-to-head against Bobby Knight back in those days.

Thu, Sep 10, 2009 23:47 pm 322 Email Remove
James McCutchen "Mac" StuckeyStuart, Florida

I lived in the old village of Mount Pleasant in a historical house; almost rented a house on Tradd Street; was a Charleston Lawyer on Church Street, near St. Philips. Weathered Hugo, and moved back to Florida in 1991. I left my heart in Charleson. I just finished SOB, and I've read all your books. Don't ever quit writing. Leave lots of posthumous manuscripts. Your characters will live on forever. I almost worked for a law firm started by Augustine Symthe. When he came to Charleston they said, "If you ordered a trainload of sons of bitches and, when the train go to the station, only Augustine Smythe got off, you would have got your money's worth." If you were the only Southern writer, we would still be proud of the South's literary legacy. THANKS!


Mon, Oct 5, 2009 20:25 pm 423 Email Remove
James P. SmithMinot, Maine

I am saddened by Pat Conroy's passing. I have read and loved many of his novels. Fortunately, I have more to read and love. Most unfortunately, this beloved author has written his last, and we are much poorer for his loss.
Rest in Peace, Pat. Rest in Peace.

Sun, Mar 6, 2016 08:10 am 83651 Email Remove
James T. O'ConnorRockaway Beach,NY

Pat, Just wanted to thank you for so many years of enjoyment reading your books. 'Beach Music' continues to be my favorite and I recommend it every chance I get.

Fri, Mar 18, 2011 15:14 pm 1515 Email Remove
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