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Beth StillSnellville, GA

Hi Pat,

I have been a fan of yours for soooooooo long. I moved here from Birmingham, where I understand your good friend Big Jake owns Highland Booksmith. I'm friends with his son and daughter-in-law (Little Jake), and we have had countless conversations about your books. I have not yet read South of Broad but am looking forward to it!

Keep it up--you make the world a better place!

Beth


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 17:03 pm 743 Email Remove
Cecilia Foster MorettSavannah, GA

I treasure the semester I had Mr. Conroy as my psychology teacher at Beaufort High. He told us what it was like to be the only white guy playing basketball...made us THINK. Told us what his father thought about him becoming a teacher..taught us about choices. It was his last year, then he moved on to teach at Daufuskie, and we all know what happened next! Later as newlyweds, my husband and I had a Halloween party for some of his students who had never been Trick or Treating. I cherish all of my "Mr Conroy" books, and in them he continues teaching...just in a different way.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 16:28 pm 742 Email Remove
Robert WilliamsCharleston, SC

I have loved your books most all my life. I was in the 5th grade when they filmed Conrack just down the road from my home and a classmate was actually cast as one of the children. Of course, I didn't read the book until years later, but it was the first I read. I look forward to my next trip to the book store.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 16:18 pm 741 Email Remove
Fran TuttleBeaufort, SC

Love all of your books ... thank you for keeping my head in the south while living in NH for 20 years...so happy to be back with all y'all.....


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 15:28 pm 740 Email Remove
Tom HainesSummerville, SC

Read all your books, and was one of the reasons wife and I moved to SC/Charleston area. Visualize your experiences when I visit the Citidel to watch formation drill on Fridays. Put you right up there with Hemingway in descriptive characters and sentences. Have a nice autographed copy of "The Boo" which was the fist book I read written by you. Keep up the great writing Pat. I devour your books when they come out.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 14:54 pm 739 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
RebeccaMemphis, TN

I cherish every word, revel in every paragraph. Thank you Mr.Conroy for enriching my life.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 13:33 pm 737 Email Remove
Dianne WitterHouston, Tx

Mr. Conroy - I was on jury duty in Atlanta about 20 years ago, and I was reading Prince of Tides - I was so entralled by it, I never looked up from the book. On my way out, you stopped me and said, "If you'd like. I'll sign that for you." I was stunned and in awe of this literary giant suddenly materializing in front of me! I often wonder what that must have been like for you -- what greater compliment than to anonymously see someone devour your words for the first time! You should've seen me reading South of Broad! Thanks for your amazing contributions to literature!


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 13:05 pm 736 Email Remove
Karen Huppertz

Thanks for so many wonderful adventures! Looking forward to your latest in November.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 12:42 pm 735 Email Remove
Rachel Gelbard

Pat... you are a true literary genius! I love All of your books. I met you on several occasions in Charleston. One connection we share is basketball and Belmont Abbey. Keep on writing and sharing your life through words. I can't wait till Nov. You are the best!


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 12:37 pm 734 Email Remove
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