South Broad

South Broad


By (author) Pat Conroy

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  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • Format: Hardback | 514 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 239mm x 30mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 038541305X
  • ISBN 13: 9780385413053
  • Sales rank: 398,304

Product description

Against the backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, 'South of Broad' gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints.

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Author information

PAT CONROY is the bestselling author of "The Water Is Wide," "The Great Santini," "The Lords of Discipline," "The Prince of Tides," "Beach Music," and "My Losing Season." He lives in South Carolina.

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Praise for "South of Broad" "Conroy is an immensely gifted stylist.... No one can describe a tide or a sunset with his lyricism and exactitude."--Chris Bohjalian, "The Washington Post " "Conroy writes with a momentum that's impossible to resist."--"People," 3 of 4 stars. "Beautifully written throughout.... Conroy is a natural at weaving great skeins of narrative, and this one will prove a great pleasure to his many fans."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "Conroy is a master of American fiction and he has proved it once again in this magnificent love letter to his beloved Charleston, and to friendships that will stand the test of time."--"Bookpage" Praise for "Beach Music" "Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless." --"Washington Post Book World " "Blockbuster writing at its best." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review " "Pat Conroy's writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion." --"Denver Post " "Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel." --"Houston Chronicle " "Incandescent." "--Atlanta Journal-Constitution ""Grand." --"Boston Globe" "Lyrical . . . evocative . . . "Beach Music" is one from the heart, and it beats with a vibrancy that cannot be denied." --"Hartford Courant" "Breathtaking . . . perhaps the most eagerly awaited book of the year . . . a knockout." --"Charlotte Observer" ""Beach Music "attains an almost ethereal beauty." --"Miami Herald" "Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully . . . Conroy's narrative is so fluid and poetic that it's apt to seduce you into reading just one more page, just one more chapter." --"Lexington Herald-Leader" "Compelling storytelling . . . a page-turner . . . Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly, and hits a bull's-eye almost every time." --"Milwaukee Journal Se