I was very sad to hear Pat Conroy passed away over the weekend. He was one of my favorite authors. I don’t think it is a stretch to say he was one of the great Southern writers right up there with Faulkner, O’Connor, and Lee. This part of my collection. I have The Boo and The Water is Wide somewhere, but they seem to be buried somewhere in my bookshelf right now. I haven’t read “My Losing Season” yet, but I intend to soon.
For any writers out there looking for a model to help them learn how to write descriptions Pat Conroy’s novels are a fine teacher.