Mount Dora Chick Lit Book Club: May "South of Broad: A Novel" by Pat Conroy

South of Broad: A Novel, by Pat Conroy

Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of high school outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for.
Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.

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  • Sue S.

    Just got back to FL after a 12 state-1500 mile trip - 1 way! Am exhausted. See you all next month!

    May 14

  • Jennifer

    I'm so sad. I've been rushing to finish before tonight when I looked at my work calendar and realized I'm training 6:30-8 tonight in Apopka!! Hoping I can make it next month. :(

    May 14

  • Kim

    Still too much going on. I thought I would have the book reread but my professional CME's are due next month and I have been reading exclusively to fulfil that requirement. I am hoping to be back by July. This was a wonderful book even though Conroy put in all his saved thoughts from his 14 year hiatus. I didn't care...love his prose.

    May 13

  • Susan M.

    I had actually read this book a few years ago. It still held many surprises my second time around. I'm going to miss spending my mornings and late evenings with Leo and his eclectic mix of friends. A great book!

    May 12

  • Marcella

    Just finished the book this afternoon. Wow!!

    May 10

  • Adrienne L.

    Just finished the book. Can't wait to discuss on the 14th.

    May 4

  • Marcella

    I'm halfway through the book... and pleasantly surprised at the story. :)

    May 4

    • Jennifer

      I'm only a quarter in, but so far I'm loving it!!

      May 4

  • Leslie

    Claudia: Have a good trip and I will miss you in the month's to come. Read along with us and add your comments! October seems a long way away...

    1 · April 30

    • Claudia H.

      Thank you, Leslie. That's a good idea to add my comments as if I were there with the group.

      April 30

    • Claudia H.

      I hope you continue to be well and I will miss seeing you at the meetings now that you are able to attend again.

      April 30

  • Claudia H.

    Amber, I won't be attending the May meeting after all. Our trip to our property in Oklahoma has had to be pushed up and it looks like I won't be returning to Florida until the end of September. I am so disappointed to have to miss so many discussions and dinners during this time. I am taking the new books with me and will read along with the group. Claudia

    1 · April 29

  • Marcella

    I got the book today - will be doing some reading this weekend. Never been part of a book-club before. I'm looking forward to finding out how all of this works. :)

    1 · April 21

  • Kim

    Wonderful book! I admit my bias though as Pat Conroy is one of my favorite authors.

    1 · December 27, 2013

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