The Prince of Tides (Enhanced Edition) - Pat Conroy

The Prince of Tides (Enhanced Edition)

By Pat Conroy

  • Release Date: 2010-08-10
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4.5
From 556 Ratings


New York Times bestseller: A “powerful” Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret (The Atlanta Journal).

Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy.
As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever.
Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.


  • One of Conroy’s best

    By Kash it
    Characteristic Conroy writing...lyrical and sweeping. His writing style is is not for everyone except the poetically inclined. :) The characters are real and sometimes haunting. Most people can relate to at least one of them if not more. The final chapters drags on just a tad bit. But the ending is beautiful.
  • The Movie Was Better

    By JohnnyTori
    I really like the movie, so I thought I’d read the book. However, I did not enjoy the book at all. It was too long, and I was not a fan of the author’s writing style. I actually was so bored reading the book that I stopped it 2 different times and started reading other books instead. I didn’t enjoy going back to it, and I couldn’t wait to finally finish it. The movie stays pretty true to the main parts of the book, so I suggest watching the movie instead of reading the book! If you’ve read the book but haven’t seen the movie, watch the movie. If you’ve never read the book or seen the movie, I highly suggest watching the movie because it’s a really good movie!
  • The Prince of Tides

    By Perky too
    My favorite Conroy fact one of my favorite books ever. Characters are all very real....funny and heartbreaking. After you read this, rent the movie. Also one of my favorite films.
  • Excellent read

    By Furipaws
    Pat Conroy has the ability to pull the reader into the story, like few writers can do. His choice of words, descriptions and knowledge of life in the rural south transport the reader into the lives of the Wingo family.
  • Prince of tides

    By Tammie Buchta
    I loved the movie ,but had not read the book, I enjoyed it immensely . I related to the book in so many ways. I can see some Of my own family dynamics. I sure wish I could write as wonderfully. Thank you mr. Conroy, it was one of the best books I have ever read.
  • My favorite book of all time

    By payton22
    It's not a perfect book but I just love it. Conroy is a master of language and characters.
  • Prince of tides

    By Shadyws310
    I think this is the best book I've ever read I've read it four time each time it touches me .