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  • Conroy book buffs: When you read his books, 'you are there'

    "The Prince of Tides" and "The Water is Wide." They're of course among Pat Conroy's most popular books. But why? Two Lowcountry women explain. One of the ladies, who's well-read in Conroy, said after reading "Wide," she felt compelled to give it to her grandson, who at the time was contemplating becoming a teacher. Conroy died Friday, March 4, 2016, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

"The Prince of Tides" and "The Water is Wide." They're of course among Pat Conroy's most popular books. But why? Two Lowcountry women explain. One of the ladies, who's well-read in Conroy, said after reading "Wide," she felt compelled to give it to her grandson, who at the time was contemplating becoming a teacher. Conroy died Friday, March 4, 2016, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Josh Mitelman The Beaufort Gazette
"The Prince of Tides" and "The Water is Wide." They're of course among Pat Conroy's most popular books. But why? Two Lowcountry women explain. One of the ladies, who's well-read in Conroy, said after reading "Wide," she felt compelled to give it to her grandson, who at the time was contemplating becoming a teacher. Conroy died Friday, March 4, 2016, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Josh Mitelman The Beaufort Gazette

Author Pat Conroy dies after short battle with pancreatic cancer

March 05, 2016 8:37 AM