The Lords of Discipline Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Lords of Discipline


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453203989

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The Lords of Discipline Excerpt :

A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface. Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way.

The Lords of Discipline Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The Lords of Discipline


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553381566

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The Lords of Discipline Excerpt :

A Wall Street Journal Book Club pick • The acclaimed bestseller about upheaval at a Southern military academy, hailed by Larry King as “an American classic,” by the legendary author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini In this powerful, mesmerizing, and acclaimed bestseller, Pat Conroy sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men—friends, cadets, and blood brothers—and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deep into the heart of the novel’s hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor who is battling into manhood the hard way. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting beauty, Will must boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt institution as he struggles to expose a mysterious group known as “The Ten.” Praise for The Lords of Discipline “If you are reading another book when you begin The Lords of Discipline, prepare to set it aside.”—The Denver Post “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom [that] sweeps the reader along on a great tide of honest, throbbing emotion.”—The Washington Star “Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully.”—Lexington Herald-Leader

The Lords of Discipline Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The Lords of Discipline


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553271362

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The Lords of Discipline Excerpt :

Dramatically interweaves themes of brotherhood and betrayal as senior cadet, Will McLean, courageously struggles to forge his own honor code and manhood in a regimented, venerable, but corrupt Southern military academy

The Boo Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

The Boo


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453206409

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The Boo Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s story about life at the Citadel in the 1960s, a profound exploration of what it means to be a man of honor. Lt. Col. Nugent Courvoisie, known to the cadets as “the Boo,” is an imposing and inspiring leader at the South Carolina military academy, the Citadel. A harsh disciplinarian but a compassionate mentor, he guides and inspires his young charges. Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. The Boo takes Cates under his wing, but their bond is threatened when they’re forced to confront an act of violence on campus. Drawn from Pat Conroy’s own experiences as a student at the Citadel, The Boo is an unforgettable story about duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

Beach Music Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Beach Music


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307804730

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Beach Music Excerpt :

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle

The Great Santini Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Great Santini


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553381559

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The Great Santini Excerpt :

The piercing, iconic semi-autobiographical novel of a domineering father and ambitious son, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine—fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben’s got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn’t give in—not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy’s most explosive character—a man you should hate, but a man you will love. Praise for The Great Santini “Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won’t quit.”—The Atlanta Journal “[Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel.”—Richmond News-Leader “Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull’s-eye almost every time.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.”—Newsday “God preserve Pat Conroy.”—The Boston Globe

The Prince of Tides Book
Score: 4
From 72 Ratings

The Prince of Tides


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453204023

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The Prince of Tides Excerpt :

New York Times bestseller: A “powerful” Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret (The Atlanta Journal). Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy. As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.

Disciplined by the Duke Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Disciplined by the Duke


  • Author : Alyson Chase
  • Publisher : Swerve
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250155252

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Disciplined by the Duke Excerpt :

"This unconventional, sexy tale—featuring a dominant duke with a fondness for rulers—brims with sensuality on every page. If you like a heavy dose of spice in your Regency romance, you'll love DISCIPLINED BY THE DUKE." - Joanna Shupe The day her sister murdered their abusive father, Elizabeth Wilcox stopped being a gentleman’s daughter. Willing to do anything to save her sister from the hangman’s noose, now she is a spy... A servant. A liar. A thief. A submissive. Masquerading as a parlor maid and entrenched in the Duke of Montague’s estate, Liz is willing to risk all to uncover the secrets that would save her sister. But submitting to the duke’s peculiar brand of discipline surprises her with a heady mixture of pleasure and pain. Eager to relinquish control of her messy life, Liz soon craves the rough hands of Montague and his powerful, passionate attentions. Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? And what punishment will she face when he realizes her betrayal?

South of Broad Book
Score: 3.5
From 134 Ratings

South of Broad


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385532143

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South of Broad Excerpt :

#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

My Losing Season Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

My Losing Season


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-08-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553898187

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My Losing Season Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man. With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated. Praise for My Losing Season “A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”—The Washington Post Book World “A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”—Houston Chronicle “A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”—Newsweek “In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”—New York Daily News “Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”—Boston Herald

The Death of Santini Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Death of Santini


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385530859

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The Death of Santini Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

Three Classic Novels Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Three Classic Novels


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504041317

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Three Classic Novels Excerpt :

A trio of powerful New York Times bestsellers—which all became the basis for acclaimed films—from the award-winning Southern novelist. The Great Santini: A son struggles to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father. “Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling” (Newsday). The Lords of Discipline: Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute during the Vietnam War era and must mentor the school’s first black student—while facing down the menace of a racist secret society. “A work of enormous power, passion, humor, and wisdom” (Jonathan Yardley, TheWashington Star). The Prince of Tides: When Tom Wingo learns that his twin sister has attempted suicide—again—he leaves the Low Country to visit her in New York and confront the family secret that haunts them both. “Conroy has achieved a penetrating vision of the Southern psyche” (Publishers Weekly). Deeply influenced by the author’s own experiences, with his Southern family and education at the Citadel in Charleston, these stunning novels represent the very best of Pat Conroy’s impressive literary career. The South Carolina–set sagas were made into blockbuster films—two of them earning multiple Academy Award nominations—and each is a rich, emotional journey into the inner lives of fascinating characters.

The Water Is Wide Book
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The Water Is Wide


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453203903

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The Water Is Wide Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

BURNING FOR THE BARON Book

BURNING FOR THE BARON


  • Author : Alyson Chase
  • Publisher : Alice Weiss
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944802028

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BURNING FOR THE BARON Excerpt :

Like a moth to the flame… Maximillian Atwood, Baron of Sutton, is consumed with guilt. The lives he saved as a spy for the Crown are never enough to atone for those he destroyed. Retired now, the woman he hurt the most is the one he can’t avoid. She works for him, haunts his dreams … sets his body on fire. She’s the woman he desires most, and she doesn’t know he’s responsible for her husband’s death. Longing for independence, Colleen Bonner takes on a scandalous new job as manager for a bawdyhouse. Having money in her pocket feels heavenly; the way her new employer makes her burn feels even better. But she won’t let the searing heat she and Max create melt her heart. Because Colleen has a secret of her own and if discovered, her life could go down in flames. When an enemy from Max’s past resurfaces and takes aim at Colleen, Max is torn between duty … and revenge. For now that he knows what it truly means to love, he’ll do anything to protect Colleen, even if it means watching their future together go up in smoke. +++Burning for the Baron contains fire play and steamy sex scenes. Don't read unless you like your romances HOT. :) +++ The Lords of Discipline Series Disciplined by the Duke Bound by the Earl Burning for the Baron Mastered Under the Mistletoe (a LOD novella) Marked by the Marquess and coming soon, Played by the Earl romance, historical romance, regency romance, erotic romance, bdsm, bondage, romance series books, romantic suspense, romances with dukes and earls, romance with spies, psychological romance, romance books, romance novels, historical romance books, historical romance novels, regency romance books, regency romance novels, erotic romance books, erotic romance novels, dominance and submission, discipline, sexy love stories, steamy romance books, romance books with high heat, victorian romance books, victorian romance novels, gothic romance books, gothic romance novels, fireplay

My Reading Life Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

My Reading Life


  • Author : Pat Conroy
  • Publisher : Nan A. Talese
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385533843

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My Reading Life Excerpt :

Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life. Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the farthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul. His interests range widely, from Milton to Tolkien, Philip Roth to Thucydides, encompassing poetry, history, philosophy, and any mesmerizing tale of his native South. He has for years kept notebooks in which he records words and expressions, over time creating a vast reservoir of playful turns of phrase, dazzling flashes of description, and snippets of delightful sound, all just for his love of language. But for Conroy reading is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity. In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes: sharing the pleasures of the local library’s vast cache with his mother when he was a boy, recounting his decades-long relationship with the English teacher who pointed him onto the path of letters, and describing a profoundly influential period he spent in Paris, as well as reflecting on other pivotal people, places, and experiences. His story is a moving and personal one, girded by wisdom and an undeniable honesty. Anyone who not only enjoys the pleasures of reading but also believes in the power of books to shape a life will find here the greatest defense of that credo. BONUS: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Pat Conroy's The Death of Santini.