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The Best Pat Conroy Books

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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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  • 1

    First Published1980

    SubjectsLiterary, South Carolina

    Genres (Book)Roman à clef, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    45
    14

    First Published1986

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More The Prince of Tides 

    #81 of 161 The Greatest American Novels#437 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

  • 3
    25
    4

    First Published1976

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Autobiographical novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    30
    13

    Beach Music

    Pat Conroy

    First Published1995-07

    SubjectsLiterary, Italy, Fathers and Daughters, South Carolina

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    19
    9

    SubjectsLiterary, Education, South Carolina

    Genres (Book)Biography, Fiction, Autobiography

  • 6
    15
    9

    South of Broad

    Pat Conroy

    First Published2009-08-11

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    11
    7

    First Published2002

    SubjectsLiterary, Sports, Basketball, 20th century, South Carolina

    Genres (Book)Biography, Autobiographical novel, Autobiography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    9
    9

    The Boo

    Pat Conroy

    First Published1970

    SubjectsMilitary science

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Memoir, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language