South of Broad - Pat Conroy

South of Broad

By Pat Conroy

  • Release Date: 2009-08-11
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 375 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (The Washington Post) by the celebrated author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini
 
Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for.
 
Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.
 
Praise for South of Broad
 
“Vintage Pat Conroy . . . a big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage.”The Washington Post
 
“Conroy remains a magician of the page.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Richly imagined . . . These characters are gallant in the grand old-fashioned sense, devoted to one another and to home. That siren song of place has never sounded so sweet.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune
 
“A lavish, no-holds-barred performance.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“A lovely, often thrilling story.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“A pleasure to read . . . a must for Conroy’s fans.”—Associated Press

Reviews

  • Splendid tome. His best in my opinion!

    5
    By jdt_s
    More of the Charlestown’s tidewater, low-country area rich in cultural history and grace told by a consummate author whose prose is incredibly dense and memorable. This book was a pleasure to read. I love this area and visit as often as possible and read about the area as often as I can finds works thus situated. Highly recommended!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Veronica513
    One of the best books ever written!
  • Great read

    5
    By TEBlanks
    This book is wonderful, I laughed, I cried, I saw and felt what each of the characters felt. Definitely a must read!
  • Great Read!

    5
    By ANI1448
    Loved the words written by Pat Conroy in the I cant-stop-reading this book! Wonderful character development, fascinating story both heart wrenching and inspiring.....
  • Truly Amazing!

    5
    By K. Chesser
    This book is truly amazing! It possesses diverse, interesting and witty characters you can't help but love and has a story line with twists and turns that will leave you wanting more!
  • South of Broad

    5
    By Bombom54
    I feel as if I know Charleston as I have seen it through the words of Pat Conroy. The complexity of this story was thrilling with joy, tragedy, despair, & a deep wisdom. Thank you for the laughs, tears, and nail biting edge of my seat fear.
  • Melodic! Didn't want it to end

    5
    By Jay in Clearwater
    This was one of Conroy's best works. His words are like music. Excellent!!
  • South of broad

    5
    By ebmcga
    Mr. Conroy is an amazing storyteller. I am anxiously awaiting the next novel.
  • Conroy's best

    5
    By Lane Willson
    This is one of my favorite Conroy works. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, this and Beach Music stand out as two of my favorites.
  • South of Broad

    5
    By AfterMidnite
    I loved this book and Pat Conroy's style. I'm a big Conroy fan being a southern woman transplanted to California's Bay Area. I lived in Charleston 1980 - 1981 so could this book really resonated with me due to all the action taking place in San Francisco & Charleston, S.C. I love Conroy's ability to write in a way that so vividly paints, in words, the locale, sights, smells, sounds and atmosphere of a setting. And the characters are rich, real and so interesting. I highly recommend this book for a good read that is hard to put down and a must read for anyone who loves Charleston and the rich tapestry of southern characters and the beauty of the south.