Friday, October 28th
Join us for stories, readings, and remembrances of the Great Conroy with, Cassandra King (Pat's wife and author), Katherine Clark (one of Pat's authors with Story River Books, his imprint with University of South Carolina Press), and Laura Lane McNeal (author).
20% of the proceeds of the sale of A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy, will be donated to the Pat Conroy Literary Center.
Also due to Pat's special connection with the book shop, Britton Trice, the owner of Garden District Book Shop, will match any donations to the Pat Conroy Literary Center up to $1000 total. If you donate $41, your name will be placed in a drawing for copies of the 41 books nominated for the Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) Pat Conroy Literary Awards.
A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy is a new nonfiction collection of letters, interviews, and magazine articles spanning Conroy’s long literary career, supplemented by touching pieces from the beloved author’s many friends. A Lowcountry Heart collects some of Conroy’s most charming pieces of short nonfiction, 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 getting motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dearly missed friends, Conroy’s lighthearted and eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing. In addition, A Lowcountry Heart also includes some of Conroy’s most beloved speeches and interviews, a touching letter to his grandson, and a beautiful introduction from his widow, the novelist Cassandra King. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of The Great Conroy, as he is lovingly titled by friends, including his eulogy. This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan, and a lasting monument to one of the best-loved writers of contemporary American letters.
This book is available in hardcover ($25.00).