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An Evening With Pat Conroy and Cassandra King

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m., Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy's novel The Great Santini explored the author's ambivalent love for his violent and abusive father.  The publication of that story caused a great upheaval in Conroy's life and his family, which resulted in divorce and estrangement. In his memoir, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son (Doubleday; $28.95), Conroy chronicles his efforts to reconcile with a man, who, in his final days, finally came to peace with himself and his son. Join Pat Conroy and his wife Cassandra King as they share a story of healing and reconciliation. Conroy is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, My Losing Season, and The Lords of Discipline.   

Cassandra King

In Moonrise (Maiden Lane Press; $26.95), Cassandra King presents a novel of dark secrets and second chances in this homage to the gothic classic, Rebecca.  Four couples return to their summer homes in the Blue Ridge Mountains but the gathering is shadowed by the recent death of their beloved Rosalyn, owner of Moonrise, an estate known for its magnificent nocturnal gardens. When Rosalyn’s husband arrives with her replacement, events threaten to tear the group apart.  King, who has been called “the Queen of Southern storytelling,” is the author of four novels, Making Waves, The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls and Queen of Broken Hearts, as well as numerous short stories, essays and articles. 

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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
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