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BOOK BIZ — Pat Conroy leaves us but his work lives on

The untimely death of writer Pat Conroy at age 70 leaves a gap in the list of contemporary Southern writers. Only recently did he reveal that he had pancreatic cancer. He leaves a large body of work, mostly fiction, that includes The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music and South of Broad. His work reached wider audiences when ...

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BOOK BIZ — Reading life leads to writing life for Pat Conroy

It’s always interesting to learn what writers read and what books have influenced them the most. It’s impossible to be a writer and not read. In Pat Conroy’s case he started reading voraciously at a young age. We all read for a variety of reasons. For this outstanding American writer there were multiple reasons to lose himself in books. All ...

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"South Broad" by Pat Conroy

In the tradition of outstanding Southern writers, Pat Conroy is a master storyteller and a magician with words. “South of Broad” was published in 2009, but I read what I want to, when I want to. Therefore, I have just finished this wonderful book and enjoyed all 512 pages of it. Well, actually I didn’t want it to end. It ...

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Read October 8 issue of the MBJ

>> RETAIL MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County— by Lynn Lofton >>REGIONALISM Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Health summit a tool for small business— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Miss. ...

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