The Kentucky Author Forum joins readers all over the world mourning the loss of Pat Conroy. You can watch his episode of Great Conversations with Maureen Corrigan from October 2013 here.
Beautiful interview and helpful to me for understanding The Death of Santini. When I read it, the story seemed too crazy at times, but Maureen reminded me of Pat’s care of his parents in spite of their terrible family life.
The Boo, Water is Wide, The Great Santini, Lords of Discipline and My Reading Life remain my favorites by Pat Conroy. Even though Pat tried to dissuade readers from The Boo, I found his first book heartening and real…
When his citadel teacher cries while reading Walt Whitman’s “When lilacs last by the dooryard bloom’d”, I knew My Reading Life would be a good read.
Martha F. Barkley told by a Citadel cadet that Conroy died, Charleston, SC
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