A LOWCOUNTRY HEART - Reflections of a Writing Life by Pat Conroy
Publisher Knopf/Nan A. Talese, October 25, 2016
Final words and
heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage
in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from
Conroy’s many friends.
This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most
charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long
literary career, 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 staying motivated to exercise,
and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces
offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing.
With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A
Lowcountry Hear also honors Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he
touched. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of “The Great
Conroy,” as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy.
The inarguable power of Conroy’s work resonates throughout A Lowcountry
Heart, and his influence promises to endure.
This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy
fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of
contemporary American letters.