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Sandra BrewerKaneohe, Hawaii

My husband just gave me the most wonderful surprise, a signed copy of South of Broad. He had his sister get it for me at your recent book signing in Myrtle Beach. Living in Hawaii for the past 19 years, your books always bring me back to the place I call home, the lowcountry of South Carolina. The passion and beauty of your story will be greatly enhanced knowing you have graced it with your touch. Thank you for bringing me back "home". Aloha and Mahalo.


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 16:24 pm 349 Email Remove
Marta RiddellMontreal, Quebec, Canada

Mr. Conroy: Thanks so much for another wonderful book - I await your future publications with enthusiasm, this Quebecer and her husband will soon be visiting S. Carolina (esp. Charleston) due to your wonderful writing.
I can't wait to get home to re-read "South of Broad" tonight - it just makes my day to read your work. Thanks again for ALL your great writing, which I re-read often, and read aloud to those who will listen, for the sheer joy of your poetic prose.
Thanks again.
Marta Riddell, Montreal, Qu├ębec Canada


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 12:14 pm 348 Email Remove
Sara GreenGreenville, SC

Mr. Conroy, I just finished reading South of Broad and loved it, but am loving your cook as much. It appears we have some mutual friends in common. My son, Hugh-Lloyd Kimbel and Carter Warley were RM at VA Tech. Carter is the person that asked Hugh-Lloyd got his strang name. My son's response was, "my momma is from the south; it's kinda like Billy-Bob with class". Also, my ex-husband and Greg and Mary Smith were great friends when they were in Sertoma together. Anyway, love your books, but have always wondered by no movie came out for Beach Music, my personal favorite. Have a great day.


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 11:53 am 347 Email Remove
Sharon St. Pierresmithville texas

Mr. Conroy,

It is with the deepest respect that I am writing to you. To say the least, your novel made me laugh, cry, ponder, get the dictionary out, get the map out, and moved me deeply. My sister and I used to walk to our local library to escape into the wonderland of books. I am now 62 and my love of literature has continued to increase. I have come to the conclusion: you can sling a sentence together better than Hemingway and Steinbeck (in my humble opinion). I anticipate you next three books. Also, I pray for you continued health.
Sharon St. Pierre


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 11:34 am 346 Email Remove
Shirley HammeLansdale, PA

South of Broad has stirred in me many memories of Charleston and The Citadel. My husband and oldest son were graduates of The Cid. I found it extremely difficult to put the book down; I was riveted to every page! Your writing captures all the senses. It was a great read!


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 08:39 am 345 Email Remove
Steve Brumfield

When Leo see his mother dressed as a nun in a photo on the bedroom dresser, also in the photo is Leo's father and grandparents. When could this photo have been taken? I cannot find a scene in which Leo's father ever saw his future wife in her habit. Especially and also not together with his dead parents. Can anyone explain this? I've re-read the book to try and find an answer with no luck.


Tue, Sep 15, 2009 14:58 pm 344 Email Remove
Rosalyn H. MarttyNew Orleans, LA

I have been a fan of yours for years, have read all of your books... I think your writing is so well contrived, and flows so well, like poetry. Can't believe I am writing this, I admire you so much, but "South of Broad" in my opinion was not your best, like "Beach Music"... loved all the others. What I didn't like is all the angst.. the racial situations, the miscegenation, it was difficult to tell who was black and white, and didn't fit in at all with my impressions of Charleston... I did like the descriptions of the houses on the battery.. but I thought there was a much higher class person in Charleston than you wrote about.. maybe South of Broad meant the "wrong side" of town. Aids, vomit, feces.. we don't need !


Tue, Sep 15, 2009 14:02 pm 343 Email Remove
Lee R. BuckstenCarmel, IN

I am writing to tell you, Mr. Conroy, how much I enjoyed South of Broad. My wife and I have visited Charleston on a number of occasions and your novel reinforces my attraction to the city. Thank you for this wonderful contribution to American literature. Lee Bucksten


Tue, Sep 15, 2009 13:28 pm 342 Email Remove
Denise WhitneySouthern California

Thank you, Thank you for such a wonderful book to read. I have just finished reading "South of Broad" and feel I have made new friends with your rich and complicated characters. I had the pleasure of visiting Charleston several years ago while my daughter was going to college in the South. Your description of the city brought back great memories of the mansions and the walk along Battery. It was shortly after Hugo and I remember seeing the water scars on your precious homes and buildings. I am a huge Pat Conroy fan and each day I spend some time on my front porch rocking chair. The therapy of your "Prince of Tides" character washes over me and just makes life a little better God Bless you, Pat


Tue, Sep 15, 2009 06:55 am 341 Email Remove
Donna Reiter BrandweinLincolnshire, Illinois

Dear Mr. Conroy:
Thank you for your beautiful new novel. I appreciate how hard you must have worked to create these vivid characters; each with their own unmistakeable voice. Masterful!
Thank you.
A fan,
DRB


Mon, Sep 14, 2009 20:49 pm 340 Email Remove
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