Cassandra King Conroy, Bestselling Author
Join us in the bookstore for an evening with Cassandra King Conroy, award-winning writer, bestselling novelist, and widow of literary legend Pat Conroy. King Conroy will discuss and sign her new memoir, TELL ME A STORY: MY LIFE WITH PAT CONROY.
Midtown Reader is delighted to be partnering with the Friends of the Library on this special event, and will donate a percentage of proceeds to them. Each ticket includes admission for one and a hardcover copy of TELL ME A STORY.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Bestselling author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature.
In this poignant, intimate memoir, the woman Pat Conroy called "King Ray" looks back at her love affair with a natural-born storyteller whose lust for life was fueled by a passion for literature, food, and the Carolina Lowcountry that was his home. As she reflects on their relationship and the eighteen years they spent together, cut short by Pat's passing at seventy, Cassandra reveals how the marshlands of the South Carolina Lowcountry ultimately cast their spell on her, too, and how she came to understand the convivial, generous, funny, and wounded flesh-and-blood man beneath the legend--her husband, the original Prince of Tides.
"Penned with a profound sense of love, keen sense of humor, and great, great regret, Cassandra King [Conroy] allows us inside the most personal things, a love, with a man who truly was larger than life."--Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of All Over But the Shoutin'
"...through this wonderful memoir, Cassandra King Conroy has enriched our sense of [Pat Conroy] by sharing their life together. Humorous as well as deeply moving, Tell Me a Story is a triumph."--Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena
"TELL ME A STORY is breathtakingly tender, heartbreakingly true...The best memoir I've read."--Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Reunion
"Who wouldn't want to know what it was like to be married to Pat Conroy, one of the greatest writers to ever spring forth from the Lowcountry of South Carolina? Cassandra, his widow, takes you inside their deep and abiding love in this beautifully and soulfully written memoir."--Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cassandra King is an award winning and bestselling novelist whose fiction has won the hearts of readers everywhere, especially in the American South. Often told in first person, her novels portray strong and memorable characters who struggle with the same timely issues and dilemmas that readers face in their own lives. She has taught creative writing on the college level, conducted corporate writing seminars, and worked as a human interest reporter. The widow of acclaimed author Pat Conroy, Cassandra resides in Beaufort, South Carolina, where she is honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center.
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