A Lowcountry Heart

Reflections on a Writing Life
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.02 hours)
Product Number: Z100117878
Released: Oct 25, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780735207868
Narrator/s: Scott Brick
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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 throughout A 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. Praise for A Lowcountry Heart "A fascinating look into the mind of one of the South's greatest authors...?omething to remember him by and cherish for years to come."-The Clarion-Ledger "Fans of Conroy...?ill relish the chance to spend more time with him in this glowing valedictory to his life and writing...?loquent, folksy, and sometimes brutally honest."-Publishers Weekly "A moving and proper tribute to a true Southern icon."-The Florida Times-Union "Elegant essays [that] will not disappoint."-The Washington Post "Resplendent...?s always, his storytelling, word choice and rhythm are gorgeous, almost lyrical."-USA Today

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Author(s): Pat Conroy
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 25, 2016

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Author(s): Pat Conroy
Product Number EB00672883
Released: Oct 25, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: The Dial Press
ISBN: #9780385530873

Professional reviews

"If this is the last audiobook we will have from the late, great Pat Conroy, it's a gift that Scott Brick is giving it voice. Conroy was a deeply emotional writer at the driest of times, and these pieces, written at the end of his life, when he was losing friends and knew that his own time was severely limited, are drenched with feeling. They consist of letters to his fans (what others would call blog posts), eulogies, and other occasional writings from the last years of his life. He is openhearted here to a stunning degree, while continuing to be a stylist of generosity, high color, and elegant vocabulary. It would be easy to overplay such writing, but Brick gets it absolutely right. Bravo. B.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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