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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (The Washington Post) by the celebrated author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini
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 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.
Praise for South of Broad
“Vintage Pat Conroy . . . a big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage.”The Washington Post
“Conroy remains a magician of the page.”The New York Times Book Review
“Richly imagined . . . These characters are gallant in the grand old-fashioned sense, devoted to one another and to home. That siren song of place has never sounded so sweet.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune
“A lavish, no-holds-barred performance.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A lovely, often thrilling story.”The Dallas Morning News
“A pleasure to read . . . a must for Conroy’s fans.”—Associated Press

Fiction & Literature
August 11
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Done forever ,

Conroy was a gifted writer

Conroy delivers a great novel again. I read 2-4 books weekly. Many unexpected turn of events.
This is the first book in 10 years I've read with no errors! The last award winning author & publisher of multiple authors had 60+ errors.

Authors, insist that your final proofreaders do their jobs. Plus, delete the spell/grammar software. Realize that books help with spelling, vocabulary, and grammar, but not when they contain errors.

Lane Willson ,

Conroy's best

This is one of my favorite Conroy works. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, this and Beach Music stand out as two of my favorites.

jdt_s ,

Splendid tome. His best in my opinion!

More of the Charlestown’s tidewater, low-country area rich in cultural history and grace told by a consummate author whose prose is incredibly dense and memorable. This book was a pleasure to read. I love this area and visit as often as possible and read about the area as often as I can finds works thus situated. Highly recommended!

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