Books by Pat Conroy
NPR stories about Pat Conroy
It happens sometimes that you pick up a classic book expecting a great read, and you're disappointed. Author Jesmyn Ward had that reaction to Gone With the Wind. Have you ever been less than thrilled with an iconic book? Tell us about it in the comments.
All hopeless romantics must at some point face the fact: Relationships are intense. They can be painful. Author Jodi Picoult learned that lesson reading Gone With the Wind. Have you ever read a book that's taught you about what love is really like? Tell us in the comments.
In the spring of 1936, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind was an instant success. Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and in 1939 the film won eight Academy Awards. Author Pat Conroy shares his connection to Mitchell's book.
Pat Conroy credits his mother with turning him into an "insatiable, fanatical" reader. In his new memoir, My Reading Life, Conroy explains how reading has been a lifelong safe haven for him — "the most rewarding form of exile."
Being in a car with your immediate family for hours on end can make even the most levelheaded traveler consider jumping out the window. Author Sarah Dessen has some reading suggestions for staying safe — and sane — on the highway.