Category Archives: PAT CONROY MONTH!

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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The fourth annual PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! is here. Welcome.

It’s September 1st.  Some people may be starting to think about scarves and pumpkin spice lattes, but when the days begin to shorten (and it’s still in the 90s in Sacramento), here at Postcards from Purgatory our thoughts turn to … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides (by Jill)

I felt when I finished this book last night the same way I feel whenever I finish a book that takes me more than two weeks to read: relieved and exhausted, which is especially true after finishing The Prince of … Continue reading

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An Update on War and Peace (by Bethany)

  Pages read: 325 out of 1455 Anyone who has read Russian novels knows that it is almost impossible to keep all the names straight, as each character has a family name that is only mentioned once every three hundred … Continue reading

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