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Writers Remember Pat Conroy in a Collection of Essays

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“You get a little moody sometimes, but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little f____d up.” So wrote bestselling author Pat Conroy in The Prince of Tides. Despite the amusing reference in one of his classic tales, Conroy, who died in 2016, must have had an inkling of his impact on so many readers, not to mention on so many lives. That would have been confirmed for him if he had the chance to see the treasure chest of essays in the just published work, Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy (The University of Georgia Press), edited by Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for…

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Patti Callahan Henry shares the book that changed her life

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Sometimes a book will enter my life at the exact moment that I need it, and I know when this happens because I see a circumstance differently or my heart is changed by the story. Yet other times a book settles inside me and works its magic slowly, so it is only later, even years later, that I see its impact on my life. Beach Music by Pat Conroy is just such a book. I read Beach Music in the mid-90s and it quickly became one of my favorite books. To this day, when I am asked for a list of my favorite books, I always include this novel. It wasn’t until lately that I understood its influence in my…

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