“Charleston has a landscape that encourages intimacy and partisanship. I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.”


.Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline


Pat Conroy

October 26, 1945—March 4, 2016



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  1. I want to go there…it’s breathtaking. Thank you for your beautiful words..

    1. He loved that world, and his descriptions of it were magical Jan. Wish they WERE mine!

  2. I have been mourning the loss of my favorite author. Thank you for this tribute. I looked forward to any new book he produced. I will be reading my collection again!

    1. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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