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South of Broad by Pat Conroy

South of Broad by Pat Conroy (2009)
In my opinion, Conroy is a master at developing characters (often damaged) and telling their stories in a fascinating and elegant manner.  I loved his previous books, Prince of Tides and The Great Santini.  This book is filled with many interesting and diverse characters living in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1990.  It follows an unlikely group of friends from high school in the late 60s and into adulthood.  He touches on many social and personal issues in a way that everyone can find something to relate to.  His dramatic depiction of Charleston and the South Carolina coast stirred an interest in me to visit this area sometime soon.

Visit the author's website, read the N.Y. Times review, and view an excerpt from the book.
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