THE GREAT SANTANI introduced the world to Pat's father, marine fighter pilot Don Conroy, who through his brutality, almost single-handedly shaped the amazing writing career of his son.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Pat Conroy on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in January, 1976 by Houghton Mifflin.
PAT CONROY (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) was one of the store's best friends, and signed every new book for a quarter century here, and regularly signed his older titles. Without question, he was one of the most beloved storytellers in America. We, along with a local author and a local librarian claim credit for introducing him to Sandra, the love of his life. We will miss him, forever pay tribute and be grateful that he signed our books. R.I.P.
THIS VIDEO was shot on August 18, 2009 at The Doubletree Hotel. It was a benefit for NPR and also includes appearances by Rick Bragg and Cassandra King.