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South of Broad
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered and shadowed by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of high school outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for.Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds."
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RenePenn
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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“I felt like a booger in a Kleenex as I crossed the room” 😳

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Latrelwhite
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Started listening to audio from the library and realized I got an advance copy 10 years ago! 😜

Latrelwhite This book was sooooo goood!!!!!! 6mo
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KathyWheeler
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Mehso-so

This is a reread for me. I didn‘t like it the first time, but, since I generally like Pat Conroy, I thought I‘d give it another chance. Nope. Still doesn‘t work. Probably because Conroy throws in too many issues: racism, AIDS, orphans, abused children, suicide, mental illness, stalking, religion; it‘s far too much, and the book just wanders all over the place. I only gave it a so-so instead of a pan because of Leo‘s relationship with his father.

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KathyWheeler
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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More Pat Conroy. There was a lovely breeze out there today, and my new headphones are fantastic! #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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I read this when it first came out and didn‘t like it -- it‘s the only Pat Conroy book I‘ve ever given away. I‘ve decided to give it another chance. #audiowalk

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REPollock
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Bailedbailed

Ugh. My mother loaned this to me but the prose struck me as so pretentious and purple that I couldn‘t even slog through the whole first chapter.

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wlivengood
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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This is work of art. Seriously, it had me from the first page. I highly recommend it!!

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Blueberry
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Some of my favorite books set in the #south of somewhere.

#readingresolutions @Jess7

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amycollard
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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I bought this book last month when we were on spring break in beautiful Charleston, SC - it was the perfect read because this book is set in Charleston and the city itself is a strong character. This is my first time reading Pat Conroy, and it took me a little bit to get into his writing style (it felt a little overwrought at times, very dramatic, descriptive, the dialogue not quite what I‘m used to). But I adjusted and ended up loving it!

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MallenNC
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BritanyA
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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My first Conroy. Writing was languid-- too dense and descriptive at times for my taste. The plot was filled with lots of added elements to keep me interested. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Anovelobsession
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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A book I have wanted to read forever that starts with the same letter as my name is this one that has actually been on my shelves since 2009. In fact I have quite a few Pat Conroy books because he seems like an author I would like but I just haven't actually read anything of his yet. Somebody convince me to read Conroy please!! #FunFridayPhoto

LeahBergen Read him! My favourite is 3y
cathysaid I have read most of his work, and South of Broad is good but not his best (just my opinion). The Prince of Tides, The Lords of Discipline, The Water is Wide...like many authors, his earlier work is better. Enjoy! 3y
SqueakyChu I adored this book. But then, I listened to it on audio and felt the characters become my own friends. I was so sad when the book ended because I felt as if my own friends were leaving. I was devastated when Pat Conroy died. I would no longer get to meet any more of his characters. 😢 2y
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BzerkMcD
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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As an unapologetic lover of Pat Conroy's over the top and perfectly tragic southern tale, I can only say, "Damn, I miss you son." I'll just have to reread them all just one more time.

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BzerkMcD
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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For me, reading Pat Conroy is like surfing. The laughter on one page is the moment the wave picks me UP and allows me to be completely free, if only for a moment. Then, on the next page, I misstep and CRASH headlong into wave after wave of absolute despair. Then, the next page I'm back UP...

MrBook Interesting... Adding, thanks! 3y
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BzerkMcD
South of Broad | Pat Conroy

For me, reading Pat Conroy is like surfing. The laughter on one page is the moment the wave picks me UP and allows me to be completely free, if only for a moment. Then, on the next page, I misstep and CRASH headlong into wave after wave of absolute despair. Then, the next page I'm back UP...

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MMenefee
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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This started out in a lazy summer southern sorta ease, tackling major issues with interesting characters. Then, it went totally off the rails. It was fun but crazy, and like reading two different books in one.

LauraBeth Conroy - such a treasure 😀 3y
Tammygrrrl I love his books so much. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I have not read Conroy yet but want to. Where is a good place to start? 3y
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MMenefee @ValerieAndBooks I have not read these in a long while, but I recall enjoying The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. 3y
ValerieAndBooks Thanks for the recs 3y
ValerieAndBooks Oops hit send too soon...also wanted to say I hear of The Great Santini the most often...so I'll look for that one but it may depend on what I find first (I'm big on shopping used bookstores). 3y
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MMenefee
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Happy #Nationalbookloversday!! Hope all y'all are reading something fabulous. Now, I gotta get back to this Conroy book. I haven't read anything by him in many years and forgot what an excellent storyteller he was (is - his stories live on).

LeahBergen I'm in the same boat. I haven't read any of his books for years but have this one on my shelf waiting for me. 😃 3y
MMenefee @LeahBergen I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 3y
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MMenefee
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Happy #InternationalCatDay from Banjo, who is not looking at the camera because she prefers electronic books as it's easier to hold the book and turn pages with one hand which leaves the other hand free to provide scritches. 😾📚

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Alicia
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This book was so beautiful and wonderful and full of such human emotions. Highly recommend. The world truly lost a good writer this year.

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Jenwagner
South of Broad | Pat Conroy
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Loved every word! His descriptions of The low country make you feel as if you're experiencing it with him.

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Chrisalynn
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This is a captivating book about modern day issues in Charleston.