Search Results: "Pat Conroy"


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MY READING LIFE by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"From time's bookshelf, Conroy selects some arresting volumes and some dusty duds better left alone."
The bestselling author offers scattered remembrances and ruminations about favorite books, writers and inspirations. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF TIDES by Pat Conroy
Released: Oct. 21, 1986

"I speak now of the sun-struck, deeply lived-in days of my past."
A flabby, fervid melodrama of a high-strung Southern family from Conroy (The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline), whose penchant for overwriting once again obscures a genuine talent. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF SANTINI by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"The moving true story of an unforgivable father and his unlikely redemption."
One of the most widely read authors from the American South puts his demons to bed at long last. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Conroy is a natural at weaving great skeins of narrative, and this one will prove a great pleasure to his many fans."
First novel in 14 years from the gifted spinner of Southern tales (Beach Music, 1995, etc.)—a tail-wagging shaggy dog at turns mock-epic and gothic, beautifully written throughout. Read full book review >

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A LOWCOUNTRY HEART by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Pleasant last words from a highly regarded author who loved his life."
A collection of blog entries by the late, beloved novelist, along with a miscellany of speeches, interviews, and writings by and about him. Read full book review >

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MY LOSING SEASON by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Still, this compensates for its frail artistry with hustle, intelligence, and passion for the game."
The author of overlong novels (Beach Music, 1995, etc.) returns with an overlong memoir of his last season (1966-67) as an overachieving point guard for the Citadel's mediocre basketball team (8-17). Read full book review >

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BEACH MUSIC by Pat Conroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1995

"The Prince of Tides goes to EuropeConroy promises untold horrors and ecstasies, but delivers refractory, predictable, and occasionally entertaining southern fluff. (First printing of 750,000; Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
The latest in Conroy's output of overwrought, overwritten family sagas (Prince of Tides, 1986, etc.): a sprawling, oversized beach read with the loftiest of intentions. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SANTINI by Pat Conroy
Released: May 5, 1976

"Only ex-marines will recognize Santini's every whipsaw syllable."

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PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

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PAT-A-CAKE by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Moving on from baked goods, a diverse group of toddlers pat everything from an acorn to a puddle. Read full book review >

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PAT AND DICK by Will Swift
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A model of well-documented revisionist history."
The marriage of Richard and Pat Nixon undergoes sharp analysis by Swift, a formally trained psychologist and first-family historian (The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAT THE BUNNY by Dorothy Kunhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2011

"While adults who grew up with this book might be disappointed by the app's textural limitations, children will enjoy interacting with the familiar characters. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Pat the bunny these days and he feels just as soft as ... an iPad? Read full book review >