Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
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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. Before becoming an author, 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.
"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
"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
"...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
"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'
"With her downhome honesty, wry humor and steel-magnolia strength, writer Cassandra King opens the book on...her courtship and marriage to southern icon Pat Conroy...A portrait of the South emerges, of the tenacity of art, of marriage, and of the redemptive power of love."--Janis Owens, author of American Ghost
"This engrossing tearjerker will appeal to fans of both King Conroy and her husband, and those inspired by literary romances."--Publishers Weekly
"Award-winning novelist Conroy's (Moonrise, 2013) intimate memoir of her relationship with her late husband, fellow novelist Pat Conroy, is not to be missed...Much more than a memoir, this is a mesmerizing and captivating love story."--Booklist
"A chronicle of love, humor, and creativity...The author recounts in lively detail the stresses and joys of daily life: family gatherings, Pat's recurring health problems, and their mutual love of the South Carolina marshland. An ebullient portrait of a marriage."--Kirkus Reviews
"...a sweeping tale of love and literature recounted with heartfelt grace in this memoir."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution