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Conroy, Pat

Overview
Works: 307 works in 1,505 publications in 22 languages and 52,365 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  War fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  College stories  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Creator, Author of screenplay, Other, Interviewee, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.O5198, 813.54
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The prince of tides by Pat Conroy( Book )

141 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 5,315 WorldCat member 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
South of Broad : a novel by Pat Conroy( Book )

76 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,495 WorldCat member 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
Beach music by Pat Conroy( Book )

123 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 4,482 WorldCat member 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." --
The water is wide by Pat Conroy( Book )

81 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,276 WorldCat member 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 )

80 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,114 WorldCat member 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 )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,026 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,621 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member 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 lords of discipline by Pat Conroy( )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood, and one will not survive
Beach music by Pat Conroy( Recording )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American living in Rome with his daughter is trying to recover from the recent trauma of his wife's suicide, but his sister-in-law wants him to return home, and two school friends want him to help track down a classmate
The Prince of Tides by Barbra Streisand( Visual )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned Southern coach reveals his tortured childhood in order to help his troubled, suicidal sister, and discovers the healing powers of love and forgiveness
Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind?winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time?has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel. Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction. This is the tale of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years
The water is wide by Pat Conroy( Recording )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member 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
The Harvard bride : a Mountain Brook novel by Katherine Clark( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Katherine Clark's The Harvard Bride begins with the lavish Mountain Brook wedding of Daniel Dobbs and Caroline Elmore, college sweethearts introduced in Clark's second novel, All the Governor's Men. Picking up where the previous novel ended, The HarvardBride is a wry comedy of manners and portrait of a marriage unfolding against the backdrop of the return of native southerners, with their newly completed Ivy League educations, to the self-contained world of Mountain Brook's "Tiny Kingdom." As a newlywed Caroline struggles to find her bearings--unwilling to join the Junior League, look for a first house, contemplate motherhood, or even finish her thank-you notes. Even worse, she can't manage to fulfill her calling as a writer or accomplish anything elseworthy of her Harvard degree. Meanwhile, Daniel's career as a first-year associate at a powerful law firm is going so well she hardly sees him. The most exciting aspect of the new bride's life is her handsome next-door neighbor, a writer himself and seemingly a kindred spirit. The reappearance of an old school friend--southern belle bombshell in hot pursuit of all eligible bachelors and potential real estate clients--only adds to Caroline's problems. In her desperation to forge an identity wholly her own, Caroline accepts an unexpected job offer from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, forty-five minutes away from home. But just when she thinks she has succeeded in putting her personal and professional life together, her fragile new existence fallsinexplicably apart. Also featuring the return of larger-than-life Brook-Haven headmaster Norman Laney, The Harvard Bride is at once a social satire and a richly nuanced love story. Caroline's journey of self-discovery takes readers from the jeweled heartof Mountain Brook and Bama's sorority row, into James Agee's Hale County--from the inner sanctums of southern belles into the Deep South rural farmland, where slaves and sharecroppers once toiled. In the South the past often contains the keys to understanding the present and inspiring a better future. As Caroline travels into the heart of the Alabama darkness from which she came, she suddenly comes face to face with what she needs to build a life on her own terms in her native land, if she can summon thecourage to make a difficult choice and take a huge risk. "--
The Boo by Pat Conroy( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member 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
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War
The death of Santini : the story of a father and his son by Pat Conroy( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member 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.'" As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the toll his father's behavior took on his siblings, and especially on his mother, Peg. She was Pat's lifeline to a better world?that of books and culture. But eventually, despite repeated confrontations with his father, Pat managed to claw his way toward a life he could have only imagined as a child. Pat's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused with his father brought even more attention. Their long-simmering conflict burst into the open, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy's life, he and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts. Quite unexpectedly, the Santini who had freely doled out physical abuse to his wife and children refocused his ire on those who had turned on Pat over the years. He defended his son's honor. The Death of Santini is at once a heart-wrenching account of personal and family struggle and a poignant lesson in how the ties of blood can both strangle and offer succor. It is an act of reckoning, an exorcism of demons, but one whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to one of the most-often quoted lines from Pat's bestselling novel The Prince of Tides : "In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness."
Writing South Carolina : selections from the first annual high school writing contest by Steven Lynn( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member 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
The Wavedancer benefit : a tribute to Frank Muller by Stephen King( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grisham reads an excerpt from his book "The Summons" ; Peter Straub an excerpt from "Black House" ; King reads the short story "The revenge of Lardass Hogan" ; and Conroy chats about the art of writing
 
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Conroy Donald Patrick

Conroy, Donald Patrick 1945-

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Conroy Pat

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Conroy, Pat, 1945-2016

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Конрой Пэт

Пат Конрой

Пэт Конрой

פט קונורוי מחבר רומנים אמריקאי

קונרוי, פט 1945-

بات كونروي (روائي) روائي أمريكي

پت کانروی

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콘로이, 패트

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