EVENT OVERVIEW: Bestselling Author Pat Conroy will appear In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc., about Pat's New Memoir The Death of Santini. Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books Literacy Kansas City.
ABOUT PAT CONROY: Pat Conroy is the Bestselling Author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook, My Losing Season, and South of Broad. He currently lives in Beaufort, South Carolina with his wife, novelist Cassandra King.
ABOUT THE DEATH OF SANTINI: In this powerful and intimate New Memoir, THE DEATH OF SANTINI, Pat Conroy - the beloved Bestselling Author of The Prince of Tides - and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last. Pat Conroy's father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, "I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for hate." As the oldest of seven children dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the toll his father took on his siblings, and especially on his mother, Peg. She was his lifeline to a better world, the world of books and culture, and despite the serial confrontations with his father Pat managed to claw his way towards a life he hardly could have imagined as a child. Pat's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with his family life. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much attention, the public rift it caused with his father generated more attention still. Their long-simmering conflict burst into the open, fracturing an already battered family even further. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of his life, Don Conroy and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts. Quite unexpectedly, the Santini who had freely doled out backhanded slaps targeted his ire on those who had turned on Pat over the years. He defended his son's honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching account of personal and family struggle, and a poignant lesson in how ties of blood can both strangle and offer succor. It is an act of reckoning, an exorcism of demons, but one whose ultimate conclusion is that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Pat Conroy will discuss his New Book In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc. A Booksigning will follow the discussion. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $28.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of The Death of Santini, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.
ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CONCLUDED FOR THIS EVENT. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.
PLEASE NOTE: We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time. The Publication Date of The Death of Santini is October 29, 2013. Your Order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after this Date.
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