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The Death of Santini - a book by Conroy, Pat

The Death of Santini

The Story of a Father and His Son

The Death of Santini( )
Author: Conroy, Pat
ISBN:978-0-8041-2117-0
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Diversified Publishing
Imprint:Random House Large Print
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.00
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A painful, lyrical, addictive read" (People) by the cherished author of The Great Santini that brings his extraordinary career full circle   Pat Conroy's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent...
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Conroy, Pat (Author)
Pat Conroy is the pen name of Donald Patrick Conroy, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 26, 1945. He received a B.A. in English from The Citadel in 1967. After teaching high school at his alma mater, he accepted a job teaching disadvantaged black children in a two-room schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. Many of the children were illiterate, unable even to write their own names. He taught them using oral history and geography lessons. His experience on Daufuskie Island formed the basis for his first successful memoir, The Water Is Wide, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Cleveland Foundation and was made into the movie Conrack starring Jon Voight in 1976. His novels include Beach Music and South of Broad. Several of his novels were adapted into movies including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides. He also wrote several works of non-fiction including The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. He died of pancreatic cancer on March 4, 2016 at the age of 70.

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