Category Archives: Pat Conroy

Christmas comes early to my book collection!

  Look what came in the mail today! Bless you, Amazon.com. This is my copy of the final book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. I’m so excited to see how things turn out for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Al, and Trent. … Continue reading

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September (by Bethany)

Every year it’s the same. First you’re dusting off your flip-flops; then the kids get out of school. The farmer’s market overflows with watermelons and cherries and fresh basil and brilliant red tomatoes. You keep talking about the beach, but … Continue reading

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What? I’m Not Late! I’m Just Early for Next PAT CONROY MONTH!: Final Thoughts on The Lords of Discipline

I’ve only been to Charleston, SC once, and I found it disappointing. Fort Sumter was beautiful under some August thunderheads, but the museum there was unexceptional. I was in the city for a whole day and have no memory of … Continue reading

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In which Jill waxes philosophical about memory, and also talks about Pat Conroy’s The Death of Santini

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Pat Conroy should stick with being a memoirist.  I read this book faster than I’ve read anything in a while, for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is … Continue reading

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Taking care of some unfinished 2013 business: Jill’s thoughts on Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini

I read this one in September.  Oh, September.  Three months and forty degrees ago.  The Great Santini was the last of the Pat Conroy’s canon as it existed in the early 1990’s that I read.  I don’t know why, exactly, … Continue reading

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PAT CONROY MONTH!! finally continues. Jill reviews My Losing Season, with very little mention of basketball.

The more I read of Pat Conroy as an adult the more I know that his most powerful “fiction” is the stuff that is rooted in truth.  This sentence is made apparent in reading My Losing Season, in which he … Continue reading

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A Review of Pat Conroy’s The Death of Santini (by Bethany)

Last week I finished Pat Conroy’s memoir The Death of Santini, and I have mixed feelings about it. If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, you know that Pat Conroy has a special place here at Postcards from Purgatory. We … Continue reading

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Happy The Death of Santini Day!

  Just wanted to show everyone that my copy of Pat Conroy’s latest opus, The Death of Santini, has finally arrived.  Bethany emailed me first thing this morning and said she was already reading it, having pre-ordered it for her Kindle. … Continue reading

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PAT CONROY MONTH!, October Style: Thoughts on The Boo (by Bethany)

PAT CONROY MONTH! went by way too fast. I spent much of the month catching up on reviews of books I read over the summer, but I did read two of Pat Conroy’s books – The Lords of Discipline and … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Welcome to PAT CONROY MONTH! 2013 (by Bethany)

I know – you’re giddy with anticipation, right? Me too! PAT CONROY MONTH! 2013 is only a couple of hours away here in Pacific Daylight Time. I’ve been planning my reading list for this month ever since around 12:05 am … Continue reading

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