A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Pat Conroy

Narrated By: Scott Brick

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2016

Duration: 6 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends.

This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out there.” Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing.

With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart also honors Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of “The Great Conroy,” as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy’s work resonates throughout A Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure.

This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters.

Praise for A Lowcountry Heart

“A fascinating look into the mind of one of the South’s greatest authors . . . something to remember him by and cherish for years to come.”—The Clarion-Ledger

“Fans of Conroy . . . will relish the chance to spend more time with him in this glowing valedictory to his life and writing . . . Eloquent, folksy, and sometimes brutally honest.”—Publishers Weekly

“A moving and proper tribute to a true Southern icon.”—The Florida Times-Union 

“Elegant essays [that] will not disappoint.”—The Washington Post

“Resplendent . . . As always, his storytelling, word choice and rhythm are gorgeous, almost lyrical.”—USA Today

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  • Jeff Nischwitz

    What a joy to once again "hear" and experience the voice and music that is the writing of Pat Conroy. I'm grateful that Lowcountry Heart was created after Pat's death so that I could have one more ride with Pat. If you're already a lover of Pat's work and writing, Lowcountry Heart will be a beautiful gift. If somehow your life has not included the experience of Pat Conroy, then Lowcountry Heart will likely open the door for you to drink in all of his work.