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Conroy, Pat

Overview
Works: 245 works in 1,331 publications in 21 languages and 51,508 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  War fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  War stories  College stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3553.O5198, 813.54
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The prince of tides by Pat Conroy( Book )
191 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 5,172 libraries worldwide
In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born. Set in New York City and the low country of South Carolina, the novel opens when Tom, a high school football coach whose marriage and career are crumbling, flies from South Carolina to New York after learning of his twin sister's suicide attempt. Savannah is one of the most gifted poets of her generation, and both the cadenced beauty of her art and the jumbled cries of her illness are clues to the too-long-hidden story of her wounded family. In the paneled offices and luxurious restaurants of New York City, Tom and Susan Lowenstein, Savannah's psychiatrist, unravel a history of violence, abandonment, commitment, and love. And Tom realizes that trying to save his sister is perhaps his last chance to save himself. With passion and a rare gift of language, the author moves from present to past, tracing the amazing history of the Wingos from World War II through the final days of the war in Vietnam and into the 1980's, drawing a rich range of characters: the lovable, crazy Mr. Fruit, who for decades has wordlessly directed traffic at the same intersection in the southern town of Colleton; Reese Newbury, the ruthless, patrician land speculator who threatens the Wingos' only secure worldly possession, Melrose Island; Herbert Woodruff, Susan Lowensteins's husband a world-famous violinist; Tolitha Wingo, Savannah's mentor and eccentric grandmother, the first real feminist in the Wingo family
Beach music by Pat Conroy( Book )
119 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 4,394 libraries worldwide
Jack McCall, a writer who moved to Rome to flee his family, returns to South Carolina where his mother is dying and makes peace with them, including Jewish in-laws he couldn't stand and who blamed him for his wife's suicide
South of Broad : a novel by Pat Conroy( Book )
74 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,233 libraries worldwide
Leopold Bloom King, the narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death. Eventually he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s
The water is wide by Pat Conroy( Book )
69 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,006 libraries worldwide
Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina, but for the handful of families of Yamacraw Island, America is a world away
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy( Book )
71 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,809 libraries worldwide
Marine pilot Bull Meecham's stern and unyielding personality challenges his southern-bred gentle wife and his top athlete son to stand up and fight back against the hard knocks of life
The lords of discipline by Pat Conroy( Book )
59 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,748 libraries worldwide
Will McLean is asked to protect the first black cadet at the Carolina Military Institute from "The Ten," a secret society dedicated to eliminating those it deems unfit
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy( file )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,694 libraries worldwide
Spanning 40 years, it is the story of Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the extraordinary family in which they were born
South of Broad by Pat Conroy( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,603 libraries worldwide
Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death. Eventually he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s
The water is wide by Pat Conroy( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
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 life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher
The great Santini by Pat Conroy( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
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. Ben's got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn't give in -- not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive character -- a man you should hate, but a man you will love
Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
The story of the tempestuous romance between Rhett Butler and Scarlet O'Hara is set amid the drama of the Civil War
The Boo by Pat Conroy( Book )
26 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 libraries worldwide
The Boo, Lt. Colonel Nugent Courvoisie, became a symbol of The Citadel to a generation of cadets. He was assistant commandant, part analyst, part confessor, part detective, part father ... and all soldier
The death of Santini : the story of a father and his son by Pat Conroy( file )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last. Pat Conroy's father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, "I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for 'hate
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Set against the sweeping panoply of Napoleons invasion of Russia, "War and Peace" is often considered the greatest novel ever written. This complete and unabridged edition features a new Introduction by Pat Conroy. Revised reissue
Corridor of shame : the neglect of South Carolina's rural schools ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"Featuring parents, students, teachers, administrators and superintendents from the plaintiff districts in the education equity case of Abbeville vs. State of South Carolina, with appearances by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and others"--Container
The Great Santini ( visu )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Bill Meechum is one of nature's hard cases, an ace marine fighter pilot so adept at his lethal trade that they call him The Great Santini. But now it's peacetime, 1962. More at home playing 'top gun' in the cockpit than playing father in his own living room, he's become that most useless of all figures: a warrior without a war. Based on Pat Conroy's best-selling autobiographical novel, Meechum's battleground is the family home, with his objective to mold his oldest son in his own rigid image
The death of Santini : the story of a father and his son by Pat Conroy( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A work of autobiographical fiction chronicles the author's efforts to reconcile with his harsh fighter pilot father, who inspired "The Great Santini," recounting how at the end of his father's life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements
My losing season by Pat Conroy( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
PAT CONROY--AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED STORYTELLER--IS BACK!"I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one. . . .There was a time in my life when I walked through the world known to myself and others as an athlete. It was part of my own definition of who I was and certainly the part I most respected. When I was a young man, I was well-built and agile and ready for the rough and tumble of games, and athletics provided the single outlet for a repressed and preternaturally shy boy to express himself in public ... I lost myself in the beauty of sport and made my family proud while passing through the silent eye of the storm that was my childhood." So begins Pat Conroy's journey back to 1967 and his startling realization "that this season had been seminal and easily the most consequential of my life." The place is the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, that now famous military college, and in memory Conroy gathers around
Writing South Carolina : selections from the second annual high school writing by Steven Lynn( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
How should we improve the state of South Carolina? That invitingly open-ended question served as the basis for the first annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest as the call went out in fall 2013 to juniors and seniors across the Palmetto State, encouraging them to take a stance through good, thought-provoking writing. The nearly 500 responses that resulted were as impressive in quality as they were in quantity. Young writers sounded off on issues of race relations, environmental conservation, economic imbalance, opportunities of infrastructure, substance and physical abuse, and the maladies of education. Most wrote on issues of education rooted in their own burgeoning awareness of its gifts and limitations in their lives. From that pool of contestants, 23 finalists rose to the top to have their initial entries and subsequent writing on a favorite book or place judged by best-selling author Pat Conroy. The insightful and often revelatory responses from those finalists — including the first-, second- and third-place winners by grade — are collected here in Writing South Carolina. In heartfelt essays, poems, short stories and drama, these diverse writers lay bare their attitudes and impressions of South Carolina as they have experienced it and as they hope to reshape it. The resulting anthology is a compelling portrait of the Palmetto State's potential as advocated by some of its best and brightest young writers. Editor Steven Lynn provides an introduction, and contest judge Pat Conroy provides a foreword to the collection
My reading life by Pat Conroy( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life. Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a vora?cious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But read?ing for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity. In My Life in Books , Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, mov?ing accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at vari?ous stages of his life, including grammar school, high school, and college. Readers will be enchanted with his ruminations on reading and books, and want to own and share this perfect gift book for the holidays. And, come graduation time, My Life in Books will establish itself as a perennial favorite, as did Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! From the Hardcover edition
 
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Alternative Names
Conroy, Donald Patrick.
Conroy, Donald Patrick 1945-
Conroy Donald Patrick 1945-2016
Conroy Pat
Conroy, Pat 1945-
Conroy, Pat, 1945-2016
Konrojs, Pets
Pat Conroy Amerikaans honkballer
Pat Conroy amerikai író
Pat Conroy écrivain américain
Pat Conroy Escritor estadounidense
Pat Conroy Schriftsteller
Pat Conroy scrittore statunitense
Пат Конрой
Пэт Конрой
פט קונורוי מחבר רומנים אמריקאי
קונרוי, פט 1945-
پت کانروی
پت کونروی بازیکن بیسبال و نویسنده آمریکایی
콘로이, 패트
콘로이, 팻
コンロイ, パット
パット・コンロイ
帕特·康羅伊
Languages
English (704)
French (41)
German (35)
Italian (26)
Spanish (22)
Danish (15)
Polish (13)
Finnish (12)
Dutch (6)
Hungarian (5)
Czech (4)
Croatian (4)
Russian (4)
Hebrew (3)
Korean (3)
Portuguese (2)
Indonesian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Serbian (2)
Japanese (1)
Bulgarian (1)
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