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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Conroy Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9780735207844
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As always, [Conroy’s] storytelling, word choice, and rhythm are gorgeous, almost lyrical; his descriptions are gloriously unexpected.”

    USA Today

  • “A victory lap for the legion of readers who bought his books and stood in line to get them signed. It will not disappoint.”

    Washington Post

  • “A secret glimpse at the person behind the pen with all his foibles and endearing qualities laid bare by his own hand. Funny, thoughtful, breezy, profound.”

    Jackson Clarion-Ledger

  • “The Conroy that emerges from these pages is the one we’ve read and admired for decades: honest, effusive, passionate, funny, and downright lovable. And that’s precisely the man he was.”

    BookPage

  • “Devoted fans will understand the sometimes difficult path he chose, and new readers will appreciate a life well lived. Verdict: Conroy’s style is always accessible, lively, and heartfelt. This book is a worthy memorial—filled with love, humor, and great stories.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Vibrant, charming…Fans of Conroy will relish the chance to spend more time with him in this glowing valedictory to his life and writing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A BookPage Top Pick for December 2016
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About the Author
Author Pat Conroy

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy (1945–2016) was an American author of acclaimed novels and memoirs, two of which made it to #1 on New York Times bestsellers list: Beach Music and South of Broad. Four of his novels were made into major motion pictures: The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Conrack, and The Lords of Discipline. The novel on which the movie Conrack was based, The Water Is Wide, won an NEA Human and Civil Rights Award and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.