A trio of powerful New York Times bestsellers—which all became the basis for acclaimed films—from the award-winning Southern novelist.
The Great Santini: A son struggles to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father. “Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling” (Newsday).
The Lords of Discipline: Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute during the Vietnam War era and must mentor the school’s first black student—while facing down the menace of a racist secret society. “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom” (Jonathan Yardley, TheWashington Star).
The Prince of Tides: When Tom Wingo learns that his twin sister has attempted suicide—again—he leaves the Low Country to visit her in New York and confront the family secret that haunts them both. “Conroy has achieved a penetrating vision of the Southern psyche” (Publishers Weekly).
Deeply influenced by the author’s own experiences, with his Southern family and education at the Citadel in Charleston, these stunning novels represent the very best of Pat Conroy’s impressive literary career. The South Carolina–set sagas were made into blockbuster films—two of them earning multiple Academy Award nominations—and each is a rich, emotional journey into the inner lives of fascinating characters.
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Par Conroy Southern tomes
The tomes of Pat Conroy’s SC Barrier Island and River Run are always beautiful, fulsome, and addictive to me! I love his word and phrase usages, rarely do I need to look up words for meaning but he gets me occasionally, more than any other author!
The last chapter of Prince of Tides dealing with Luke’s solitary Green war against the Plutonium proponents was so evocative to me of current events politically. I will likely reread these books in future!