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Best-selling author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figures of modern Southern literature.

Cassandra King was leading a quiet life as a professor, divorced "Sunday wife" of a preacher, and debut novelist when she met Pat Conroy.

Their friendship bloomed into a tentative, long-distance relationship. Pat and Cassandra ultimately married, partly because Pat hated the commute from coastal South Carolina to her native Alabama. It was a union that would last 18 years, until the beloved literary icon’s death from pancreatic cancer in 2016.

In this poignant, intimate memoir, the woman he called King Ray looks back at her love affair with a natural-born storyteller whose lust for life was fueled by a passion for literature, food, and the Carolina Lowcountry that was his home. As she reflects on their relationship and the 18 years they spent together, cut short by Pat’s passing at 70, Cassandra reveals how the marshlands of the South Carolina Lowcountry ultimately cast their spell on her, too, and how she came to understand the convivial, generous, funny, and wounded flesh-and-blood man beneath the legend - her husband, the original Prince of Tides.

©2019 Cassandra King Conroy (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • Gerald E. Manning, II
  • 07-11-2020

great book

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  • TWP
  • 17-08-2020

Thank you.

Although Cassandra King Conroy surely deserved keep her loss of so remarkable a Man private, I will always love her best for her Story & sharing it with all of us who loved Pat Conroy, and now her.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-2020

An amazing author

It was lovely and sweet to get a glimpse of Pat and Cassandra’s relationship. Their journey, though too brief tells so much about how they loved each other.

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  • Lynn Miller
  • 09-07-2020

enjoyable

Heartwarming and tearful. This book got to my core in reminding me how each moment in our lives truly matters.

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  • hgpilot - MM
  • 07-07-2020

Fantastic Book

I'll be honest - I stumbled across this while looking for another Pat Conroy book (one of my top 4 favorite authors of all time). Initially I thought this would simply capitalize on Pat's impact on the literary world - but Cassandra King Conroy not only tells a great story, but also proves she's an amazing author herself. Coupled with a great reader (Susan Bennett) - this is a beautifully told story about her life - and marriage to Pat Conroy. Funny, sad, thoughtful - the author tells a great story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - which initially I didn't expect - and will download her other works of the next few months. 5 stars - easy.

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  • Anjela Eubank
  • 19-05-2020

Love Story

Being a great fan of Pat Conroy and only having read one Moonrise by Cassandra King Conroy, I really wanted to read Cassandra’s story about her life with Pat Conroy. I had met Cassandra at a book signing for Our Prince of Tides. She struck me as a quiet, beautiful woman physically dwarfed by the larger than life Pat Conroy. Their story is one that filled me with great admiration for this amazing woman and the amazing life they shared. Love doesn’t have a time table and the quality of their lives together deeply touched me. Thank you Cassandra for telling your story. Pat would have loved it as I do.

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  • Martha S. Davis
  • 13-05-2020

This Book Did Pat Conroy Proud

Pat Conroy is my favorite author. Listening to Susan Bennett narrate his widow’s book convinced me I was listening to her. I loved this very personal glimpse into the life and love of Pat Conroy and his struggles with relationships.

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  • LjB
  • 17-04-2020

Pay Conroy Fans Will Love

Thank you Cassandra Conroy for sharing your beautiful story. It was such a joy to learn about your years together. What a gift.

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  • mgrouse
  • 27-03-2020

Lovely

What a gift to hear those personal stories! Thank you for sharing those moments with us, his readers. He will be missed but lives forever in the pages of his beautiful works.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-2020

Wonderfully genuine memoir

So grateful to Mrs Conroy for sharing so much with devoted readers and for deepening our understanding of the complexity of her husband

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