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Pat Conroy (1945–2016)

Author of The Prince of Tides

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Pat Conroy is the pen name of Donald Patrick Conroy, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 26, 1945. He received a B.A. in English from The Citadel in 1967. After teaching high school at his alma mater, he accepted a job teaching disadvantaged black children in a two-room schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. Many of the children were illiterate, unable even to write their own names. He taught them using oral history and geography lessons. His experience on Daufuskie Island formed the basis for his first successful memoir, The Water Is Wide, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Cleveland Foundation and was made into the movie Conrack starring Jon Voight in 1976. His novels include Beach Music and South of Broad. Several of his novels were adapted into movies including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides. He also wrote several works of non-fiction including The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. He died of pancreatic cancer on March 4, 2016 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Prince of Tides (Author) 5,441 copies, 102 reviews
Beach Music 3,425 copies, 64 reviews
South of Broad 2,851 copies, 163 reviews
The Lords of Discipline 1,881 copies, 26 reviews
The Great Santini 1,880 copies, 37 reviews
The Water Is Wide 1,671 copies, 39 reviews
My Losing Season 1,174 copies, 18 reviews
My Reading Life 828 copies, 71 reviews
The Boo 179 copies, 4 reviews
The Prince of Tides [1991 film] (Screenplay) 45 copies
The WaveDancer Benefit 20 copies, 1 review

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Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy was an American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs; his books The Water is Wide, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini were made into films, the latter two being Oscar nominated. He is recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature.
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