While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Pat Conroy books.
- The Water Is Wide: A Memoir (2002)
- The Lords of Discipline: A Novel (2002)
- The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life (2009)
- South of Broad: A Novel (2010)
- Beach Music: A Novel (2002)
- The Prince of Tides: A Novel (2002)
- A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life (2017)
- My Losing Season: A Memoir (2003)
- The Great Santini: A Novel (2002)
- The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son (2014)
- Understanding Pat Conroy (Understanding Contemporary American Literature) (2015)
- Conversations With the Conroys: Interviews With Pat Conroy and His Family (Non Series) (2015)
- Pat Conroy: My Losing Season (Hardcover); 2002 Edition ()
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The Water Is Wide: A Memoir (2002)
The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw Island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence unless, somehow, they can learn a new way.
In this powerful, mesmerizing, and acclaimed bestseller, Pat Conroy sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men—friends, cadets, and blood brothers—and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deep into the heart of the novel’s hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor who is battling into manhood the hard way.
America’s favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals he has experienced, Conroy mixes them together with mouthwatering recipes from the Deep South and the world beyond.It all started thirty years ago with a chance purchase of The Escoffier Cookbook, an unlikely and daunting introduction for the beginner.
South of Broad: A Novel (2010)
Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders.
Beach Music: A Novel (2002)
A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart.
The Prince of Tides: A Novel (2002)
Pat Conroy’s classic novel stings with honesty and resounds with drama. Spanning forty years, it’s the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister, Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born. Filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina Low Country as well as the dusty glitter of New York City, The Prince of Tides showcases an American original at his very best.
This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out there.” Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window int…
My Losing Season: A Memoir (2003)
During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man. With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs.
The Great Santini: A Novel (2002)
Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine—fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man.
Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy.
Pat Conroy’s work as a novelist and a memoirist has indelibly shaped the image of the American South in the cultural imagination. His writing has rendered the physical landscape of the South Carolina lowcountry familiar to legions of readers, and it has staked out a more complex geography as well, one defined by domestic trauma, racial anxiety, religious uncertainty, and cultural ambivalence.
A New York Times best-selling author of eleven novels and memoirs, Pat Conroy is one of America’s most beloved storytellers and a writer as synonymous with the South Carolina lowcountry as pluff mud or the Palmetto tree.
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Best Pat Conroy Books You Should Read
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Pure Conscious Energy: The Path to Innate-Intelligence ~ Make the Mind Your Friend
Author(s): Reed Conroy, Teresa; Wisdom Within, Essential
ID: 2545773, Publisher: Best Seller Publishing, LLC, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub
Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
Author(s): Cassandra King Conroy
ID: 2433031, Publisher: William Morrow, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
Tell Me a Story My Life with Pat Conroy
Author(s): Conroy, Cassandra King
ID: 2582107, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
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