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Book review: Southern writer Pat Conroy, from his widow’s point of view

The title of “Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy” pretty much says it all. The book is certainly not meant to be an exhaustive biography of one of the South’s most admired contemporary literary voices. 

It is, instead, memoir, a genre that often reflects on the relationship between its author and a particular person, explaining the significance of their relationship. Focus is limited. The objective of “Tell Me a Story,” then, seems to be a consideration of a friendship and eventual marriage, as a wife pays tribute to her much-honored husband.

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