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Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life
Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life | Pat Conroy
Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy s many friends. This new volume of Pat Conroy s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, Hey, out there. Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing. With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart also honors Conroy s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of The Great Conroy, as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy s work resonates throughoutA Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure. This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters."
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Joyfulmimi
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I don‘t know when reading books became the most essential thing about me but it happened over the years and I found myself the most willing servant of what I considered a rich habit.

peacegypsy Oh, what a treat to see your books, and what lovely words with which to present them! 😊💐🌹💫 2y
Joyfulmimi This is a bookstore @peacegypsy But I do have a lot books. 🤓 2y
DivaDiane Love that description of your love of books. 2y
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Jazruiz.2014 Bookstore looks familiar. 2y
Joyfulmimi Yea. Its the one in Chapel Hill @Jazruiz.2014 2y
Jazruiz.2014 It Closed down. 2y
Joyfulmimi Awww...thats too bad @Jazruiz.2014 There‘s a wonderful Edward McKay‘s in Greensboro 2y
Jazruiz.2014 To make a 45 min trip for books or not make it? That is the question. Lol 2y
Joyfulmimi Totally worth it and eat at Dames Chicken and Waffles. @Jazruiz.2014 2y
Jazruiz.2014 I‘ve never had chicken and waffles. 😬 2y
Joyfulmimi One of my favorite restaurants @Jazruiz.2014 2y
Jazruiz.2014 Well now I have to go. 📚&🍗 2y
Joyfulmimi I think you will love it. Your kinda place. @Jazruiz.2014 😘 2y
Jazruiz.2014 Thank you for the suggestions. You know me pretty well. Lol 😘 2y
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Vbrrgirl
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Just started this on the way to work. Even if your not a fan or a writer, listen to the beautiful tribute by his wife and fellow author Cassandra King in the forward. Beautiful words.

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Joyfulmimi
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The reading of great books has been a life-altering activity for me.

(“Momma, please not the four plaits”)

(Artist Unknown)

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CherryPie
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1. Wife and publisher eulogies.
2. Fried cheese and avocado.
3. Media BS: Have a Coke and a smile. 😀👍
4. Nintendo (Switch).
5. Dogs, sunshine and spontaneity.

#humpdaypost @MinDea

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Jenniferlikes2read
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Now I need to read Bel canto

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Jenniferlikes2read
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My TBR pile has just exploded📚! Thanks Mr Conroy

Karkar This is one of my favorites from him. 2y
Jenniferlikes2read @Karkar I am soaking this up❤️ My sister shared this read with me after telling her I have not read anything by him! I will for sure seek out South of Broad...thanks for recom 2y
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Jenniferlikes2read
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Next up

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ChrisBohjalian
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I love sharing a shelf with the late, great #PatConroy. #Honored #Grateful

Dolly Woo hoo #7! 👏👏 2y
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Joyfulmimi
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Pickpick

Although only ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5, I am giving it a Pick...because Pat Conroy...because he so very special...and his story is still not completely told...what book in his remembrance could ever say it all...some parts of this were eloquent, poignant and heartbreaking...but too many parts were blah...”My Reading Life” by him is a must read and now I have to read “The Death of Santini” which he calls his memoir...This is his grave in Beaufort, SC

Laylafinn I lived in Beaufort South Carolina for several years! I absolutely loved it! Such a beautiful place 2y
Joyfulmimi I need to visit @Laylafinn 2y
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Joyfulmimi
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Each one of us has one great story to tell.

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Joyfulmimi
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This is the perfect next read. Pat Conroy was also a friend, a favorite author who spoke my language, and his book “My Reading Life” is so far my favorite about the life of a serious reader. Plus, both he and Andy Miller stress that “War and Peace” is the book of books and a must read. I am not sure about that time commitment right now...We shall see...

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Has a 4.34 GR rating. The final words and remembrances of bestselling author are collected from interviews, articles, speeches, and letters, many addressed to his readers. Topics range from favorite reads to staying motivated to exercise to processing the loss of friends. This also includes remembrances by his friends and his widow, novelist Cassandra King, and a eulogy. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Pam.Kokomo
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I've been a lover of Pat Conroy ever since I first listened to him read his book My Reading Life...which I've since listened to twice more. I am so glad these "letters" of his were pulled together for those of us left wanting more Pat Conroy.

Joyfulmimi Wow! Did not know about this book! Gone too soon! 😔 (edited) 2y
Pam.Kokomo @Joyfulmimi Yes! My husband fell hard for him this year. It's been gratifying for someone else to love him as much as I do! 2y
Joyfulmimi I am in your club. He is also one of my favorites. The book I am reading now, Immortal Diamond, just referenced a Flannery O'Connor story. Now she is on my list. So many books, not enough time. @Pam.Kokomo (edited) 2y
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Pam.Kokomo
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The day your husband finally falls in love with an author you love. ❤️📚❤️

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chapter_fifty2017
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Cake and good comfort read go together
Luv Pat Conroys work . He loved books dont know if he loved cake but I do . Dont judge my baking skills too harshly am only a beginner xxx

Blueberry This is on my tbr list. I saw Pat Conroy speaking about writing this book on TV. I like his South of Broad best I think. 2y
chapter_fifty2017 I would love to have seen him speaking , i have heard interviews, he seemed to have come through so much of his own family pain but the first one i read of his was Prince of Tides its impression on me was so deeply resonant that i cant forget it although i did love South of Broad too and actually want to read the Great Santini sometime soon , i really felt a loss when he died😔thanks for that blueberry Good name 😁 2y
Aleida Pat Conroy and food go together like, well, me and a Pat Conroy book! Just love him. And the cake looks divine. (edited) 2y
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chapter_fifty2017 Thanks so much , Pat Conroy is one of the greats 👍 and the cake was only so-so , err it looked better than it tasted 🤤 but will try again !😉 2y
Debiw781 Love Pat Conroy books ❤️ 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Me too forevermore 💓 2y
SharonGoforth That cake looks pretty darned good to me 🎂 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Err lets just say it looked better than tasted, wasnt bad but anout half of it fed the worms 😔 2y
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wen4blu
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#bookishpetpeeves based on my current listen.....when the audiobook has only one narrator and he doesn't identify the author of the section. Was that a Pat Conroy written blog post or notes from his friends?!?!? Urgh! #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

chapter_fifty2017 Will let you know when i finish !!!😒 2y
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Blueberry
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I will miss Pat Conroy's work but plan to watch his wife, author Cassandra King, discuss A Low country Heart on C-SPAN 2 tomorrow (2/18) at 7:10am and 10:10 pm PST.

#southern @NataliePatalie

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StephAuteri
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My parents bought me this posthumously published collection of Conroy's blog posts and speeches because I fell for his work by filching their books when I was younger. Interesting to see that his books are the embodiment of the man himself, all superlatives and the overuse of the word "love." But a full book? More than I needed.

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StephAuteri
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Luckily, I'm always reading more than one book at once.

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Jen2
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Pickpick

Oh my!!! What an amazing storyteller. I have added his books to my list. I can't believe I have not read any of his fiction.

AmyG Are you in for a treat! 3y
JDHawkins I read almost his entire ouevre at once and got a little burned out but hes fantastic. 3y
JDHawkins Whoops. *Oeuvre 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh my! Yes you are in for a real treat!!! 3y
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writek
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My library copy has arrived!! Excited (and sad) to read his last. My Reading Life and The Death of Santini memoirs were much-loved reads for me.

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jdtchicago

I‘ve written more about my parents than any writer in the history of the world, and I still return to their mysterious effigies as I try to figure out what it all means—some kind of annunciation or maybe even a summing-up. They still exert immense control over me even though they‘ve been dead for so long. But I can conjure up their images without exerting a thimbleful of effort.

brendanmleonard Can't wait to read this one. 3y
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JackStraw
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Pickpick

Look at what just arrived in my office. Conroy fans are going to love this little book, inside and out!