The Best Pat Conroy Books

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Vote for the Pat Conroy novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Pat Conroy books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Pat Conroy is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Conroy is one of the most influential writers of late-20th century Southern literature, and two of his novels have been adapted into Oscar-nominated films as well. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Pat Conroy who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Books here include everything from The Prince of Tides to My Losing Season. What are Pat Conroy's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • The Lords of Discipline
    45 votes
    • First Published: 1980
    • Subjects: Literary, South Carolina
    • Genres (Book): Roman à clef, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Prince of Tides
    55 votes
    • First Published: 1986
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Water Is Wide
    21 votes
    • Subjects: Literary, Education, South Carolina
    • Genres (Book): Biography, Fiction, Autobiography
  • The Great Santini
    27 votes
    • First Published: 1976
    • Subjects: Literary
    • Genres (Book): Autobiographical novel, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Beach Music
    Pat Conroy
    45 votes
    • First Published: 1995-07
    • Subjects: Literary, Italy, Fathers and Daughters, South Carolina
    • Genres (Book): Children's literature, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • South of Broad
    Pat Conroy
    21 votes
    • First Published: 2009-08-11
    • Original Language: English Language