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by Pat Conroy
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 3 years ago
The story of the Wingos is one of humor, grotesquerie, and tragedy. Tragedy predominates. So warns Tom Wingo before beginning to relate that story to Dr. Susan Lowenstein. Lowenstein is Tom's sister's therapist and needs his help to understand Savannah, who recently tried to kill herself for at leas...
Read With ME (207)
Read With ME (207) rated it 3 years ago
AmazingThis was without a doubt one of best books I have ever read and will remain an all time favorite for years to come I am certain. I was expecting an old fashioned love story but this was nothing at all what I had expected. I was enthralled and completely captivated both by the story and by the...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
Don't hold the film against the book. Rereading this I was reminded from the very first line why I loved it so much: My wound is geography. How can you not read on after a line like that one? And it's a fitting line, because the work does deal with two places as much as any human character: small to...
Valz rated it 6 years ago
I loved this book. Conroy made me smell and touch the marshlands of the south and live his characters. The movie was ridiculous!!! So glad I read the book first
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it 8 years ago
This is a re-read - I first encountered Pat Conroy when Life magazine published an excerpt of his first book, The Water is Wide, which details his experiences as a schoolteacher on one of the sea islands off South Carolina. The Prince of Tides is a more mature book, but Conroy's love of the South i...
JulieM rated it 8 years ago
A beautifully written story about Tom Wingo and his twin sister Savannah. Tom goes to NYC to try and rescue his sister Savannah after yet another failed suicide attempt. As he works with her therapist, the family's skeletons come out of the closet and a a twisted past unfolds. This story was a 4....
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 8 years ago
How to describe the novel that is The Prince of Tides? Told in true Southern fashion, taking its time as it weaves the story of the Wingo family from Colleton, South Carolina, Mr. Conroy's tale is a stunning epic about the sacrifices made and challenges faced in the name of love. Whether the love is...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 11 years ago
I read this one a long time ago and like it better than a lot of his other novels.
Kaethe rated it 14 years ago
As beloved as he is in the South, I just don't click with Conroy.
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