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The piercing, iconic semi-autobiographical novel of a domineering father and ambitious son, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He s all Marine fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben s got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn t give in not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy s most explosive character a man you should hate, but a man you will love. Praise for The Great Santini Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won t quit. The Atlanta Journal [Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel. Richmond News-Leader Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull s-eye almost every time. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling. Newsday God preserve Pat Conroy. The Boston Globe "
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Pat Conroy (1945-2016) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini.

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"Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel."--Houston Chronicle "Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling."--Newsday "Tender, raucous, often hilarious."--Booklist "A fine, funny, brawling book."--The National Observer "Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won't quit."--The Atlanta Journal "[Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel."--Richmond News-Leader "Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull's-eye almost every time."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. Houston Chronicle Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling. Newsday Tender, raucous, often hilarious. Booklist A fine, funny, brawling book. The National Observer Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won t quit. The Atlanta Journal [Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel. Richmond News-Leader Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull s-eye almost every time. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" "Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel."-"Houston Chronicle" "Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling."-"Newsday" "Tender, raucous, often hilarious."-"Booklist" "A fine, funny, brawling book."-"The National Observer" "Reading PAT CONROY is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel."--"Houston Chronicle" "Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling."--"Newsday" "Tender, raucous, often hilarious."--"Booklist" "A fine, funny, brawling book."--"The National Observer"

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