Category Archives: Pat Conroy

Goodbye

From My Losing Season: “The next morning, [Coach] Mel Thompson, who had never offered me a compliment in my whole life, said in the News and Courier: ‘Pat Conroy gave another great performance. That kid gets more mileage out of … Continue reading

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In which PfP says goodbye to Pat Conroy, 1945 – 2016

How does one eulogize a writer whose work you have adored for more than half your life?   I don’t even know where to begin, and I sort of wish I’d just elected to write the second half of my post … Continue reading

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Sad News

Today at Postcards from Purgatory, our thoughts are with this guy, who announced to his social media contacts this morning that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He says that he plans to fight it and I have no … Continue reading

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Another PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! Bites the Dust: Final Thoughts on South of Broad (by Bethany)

If it weren’t for this blog and its tradition of celebrating PAT CONROY every September, I would never have reread South of Broad. When I read it for the first time in 2009, I was highly attuned to its flaws. … Continue reading

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Well, I made it before PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! was over…. A Review of Pat Conroy’s The Water is Wide (by Jill)

I started a progress report on The Water is Wide a little over a week ago, and shortly thereafter I actually started making solid progress on it and didn’t want to stop to write about it. I’ve been having my … Continue reading

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“I Never Became a Woodcutter and I Have Had as Little to Do with Wood as Was Humanly Possible”: Some PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! Silliness for Your Friday Morning, Brought to You By the Numbers 19 and 92 (by Bethany)

I may have mentioned once or twice before that, among other quirks, my high school education was marked by not one but two opportunities to imitate PAT CONROY’s writing style in exchange for a grade. This probably shouldn’t have happened, … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on South of Broad (by Bethany)

Pages read: 131 out of 512 Last year’s PAT CONROY MONTH!!! was not a high point for me as a blogger. I set out to read War and Peace, which is one of the novels Pat Conroy discusses in his … Continue reading

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