A Lowcountry Heart (audiobook)

Reflections on a Writing Life

Read by Scott Brick
6.0 hrs • 5 CDs • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 10/25/16
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- 10/25/16 9780735207837
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Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A BookPage Top Pick for December 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 Heart 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.

Praise for A Lowcountry Heart

“A fascinating look into the mind of one of the South’s greatest authors . . . something to remember him by and cherish for years to come.”The Clarion-Ledger

“Fans of Conroy . . . will relish the chance to spend more time with him in this glowing valedictory to his life and writing . . . Eloquent, folksy, and sometimes brutally honest.”Publishers Weekly

“A moving and proper tribute to a true Southern icon.”The Florida Times-Union 

“Elegant essays [that] will not disappoint.”—The Washington Post

“Resplendent . . . As always, his storytelling, word choice and rhythm are gorgeous, almost lyrical.”USA Today

Review Quotes

"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 moving and proper tribute to a true Southern icon.The Florida Times-Union 
 
A Lowcountry Heart is a fascinating look into the mind of one of the South’s greatest authors; call it 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, in this posthumous account, he and his widow give readers a great gift: himself, something to remember him by and cherish for years to come.The Clarion-LedgerElegant . . . A Lowcountry Heart is Pat’s last offering—a victory lap for the legion of readers who bought his books and stood in line to get them signed. It will not disappoint.The Washington PostResplendent . . . As always, [Conroy’s] storytelling, word choice and rhythm are gorgeous, almost lyrical; his descriptions are gloriously unexpected. . . . Fans who have missed his voice will find comfort in knowing that this is distinctively, precisely, willfully the Conroy whose books they loved.USA Today

“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)

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