Pat Conroy, Author of The Prince of Tides, Dies at Age 70

After a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, author Pat Conroy died on Saturday March 4, 2016. Best known for his books THE GREAT SANTINI and THE PRINCE OF TIDES, Mr. Conroy wrote lyrically about troubled families set amid the coastal marshes of South Carolina. These stories were greatly inspired by his own dysfunctional childhood and were later made into Oscar nominated films.

Mr. Conroy was also known for his memoirs. Two of these, THE BOO and MY LOSING SEASON, documented his personal experiences as a student at The Citadel. His most recent memoir, THE DEATH OF SANTINI, related the effect his novel THE GREAT SANTINI, had on his family and especially his relationship with his father. At the time of his death, he was at work on both a novel and a memoir about living in Atlanta in the 1970s.

Titles by Pat Conroy in the TBP collection

Fiction

Title: BEACH MUSIC
DB 40753 & BARD

Title: GREAT SANTINI
DB 30051 & BARD

Title: LORDS OF DISCIPLINE
DB 23429 & BARD

Title: PRINCE OF TIDES
DB 25248 & BARD

Title: SOUTH OF BROAD
DB 69381, BR 18480 & BARD

Non-Fiction

Title: BOO
DBC 00088 (BARD only)

Title: DEATH OF SANTINI: THE STORY OF A FATHER AND HIS SON
DB 77742 & BARD

Title: MY LOSING SEASON
DB 55514 & BARD

Title: MY READING LIFE
DBC 05157 (BARD only)

Title: PAT CONROY COOKBOOK: RECIPES OF MY LIFE
DB 67321 & BARD

Title: WATER IS WIDE
DB 38036 & BARD