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Susan G. ClaiborneNashville, Tn

I just finished South of Broad and I am sure it will haunt me as Prince of Tides and Beach Music did.
My eyesight is not sogreat anymore but I had to read this book. It took awhile but worth it.I go to Charleston when I can.I have two children in Columbia. I also notes your friendship with Anne Rivers Siddon who is my favorite, as well. I miss her one book a year production. Thank you again for sharing your talent.


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 22:54 pm 1036 Email Remove
Catherine Miller HahnPrescott, Arizona

Mr. Conroy,
The Water is Wide found me in the 1970's just before I began my teaching career. I read Lords of Discipline and The Great Santini following it. In the midst of a midlife downward spiral The Prince of Tides rescued me. I followed that with Beach Music and The Losing Season. I waited forever for South of Broad which inspired me to write a brief memoir for which I won a few writing awards. I've read them all except The Boo and want a copy of my own. I hold my breath waiting for each book you write. Your salute to English teachers in the front of my newest copy of Beach Music comforts me more than I can tell you. I am a retired High School and University English teacher. 35 years in the trenches. Thank you for your heart and soul, for what you've done for mine.


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 12:57 pm 1034 Email Remove
Cassandra CurleyWinter Springs, FL

Mr Conroy,
Words are inadequate in expressing the depth of my gratitude for my mom having introduced me to "The Great Santini" over thirty years ago. We saw the film my first week after having moved to NYC and she saw you in jacksonville after you released "The Lords of Discipline" (she got me a signed copy which was since stolen). I anxiously await each new treasure you provide and savor every delicious word. Having minored in literature and written two books myself (non-fiction), I know your mastery in writing is comparable to Michaelangelo's in art. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.
Oh, and happy birthday on Friday!
Cassie


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 09:34 am 1033 Email Remove
Kimberly PennellSavannah, Georgia

I look forward to to seeing you in Savannah in December, Mr. Conroy.


Sun, Oct 24, 2010 20:49 pm 1032 Email Remove
Dame FéféAlgiers, Algeria

Oops. I meant : I simply wish you did NOT kill Luke Wingo


Sun, Oct 24, 2010 03:39 am 1030 Email Remove
Dame FéféAlgiers, Algeria

I have just finished The Prince of Tides. Oh My God !! It is so...so...so...cannot even find the words. I have never read such a beautiful story. Thank you so much.

I simply wish you did you kill Luke Wingo.


Sun, Oct 24, 2010 01:56 am 1029 Email Remove
Tannie Hinson

I devour every book you write! I feel as though I personally know the characters. Dearly loved "Beach Music". Just started " South of Broad". I'm on page 128 & have come to love Leo. More people need to have the gall & gumption he has!! Love his & Ike's bantering!


Sat, Oct 23, 2010 08:33 am 1028 Email Remove
Allyson Kousky Boise, ID

Have loved every one of your books! "Beach Music" is my all-time favorite - They all grab me and won't let me go, even for weeks after I read them. I feel like I know these people in your books and they are part of my life. Love it! Love it! Every character is a combination of so many people in one's life; I think that is why we can all relate. Keep it up; I'm ready for a new novel from you, my favorite author!


Mon, Oct 18, 2010 16:00 pm 1025 Email Remove
Rikki GoodmanBiscayne Park, FL

I recently read The Lords of Discipline and was incredibly moved. Getting past the vulgarity, sadism and torture was challenging. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Even though, at one point when cadet Pierce was suffering the torture from the "10" I had to stop the audiobook. I could not take it! I found myself screaming with pride at the last sentence of the book.
Pat Conroy, there's only one.


Sun, Oct 17, 2010 12:26 pm 1021 Email Remove
Michael BertonaschiPittsburgh PA

We are a third generation Pat Conroy family. My late mother was a librarian for 30 years and introduced me to your work. The last book she read before she lost her battle with cancer was South of Broad. She passed it on to my son and then to me. We have connected with these great stories by vacationing in the low country. First at Fripp (Shrimp Shack) then the Charleston area, (Sullivan's Island/Isle of Palms) and love it. Thanks for feeding my reading appetite with great stories and please keep on writing!


Fri, Oct 15, 2010 12:17 pm 1014 Email Remove
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