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South of Broad: a novel

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#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

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bereavement -- Fiction, Brothers -- Death -- Fiction, Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction, High school students -- Fiction, Large type books, Suicide victims -- Family relationships -- South Carolina -- Fiction
title_display South of Broad : a novel
title_full South of Broad, South of Broad : a novel / Pat Conroy, South of Broad A Novel, South of Broad [sound recording] / Pat Conroy, South of Broad [text (large print)] : a novel / Pat Conroy
title_short South of Broad :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bereavement, Brothers, Death, Family relationships, Fiction, High school students, Large type books, Literature, Suicide victims