Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Talking Volumes website described the writer Pat Conroy, the fourth writer on its program this year, by explaining that he "will discuss his new book, The Death of Santini, a memoir that is hotly anticipated by fans of The Great Santini. Conroy said his father “loathed my depiction of him in the The Great Santini, and he set out to prove me wrong by turning himself into something that was recognizably human. It’s the great surprise of my life that I ended up loving him so much.”
After he and Kerri Miller charmed a sold-out crowd of faithful readers at the Fitzgerald Theatre in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday night, Conroy signed books for hundreds of people who stood in line for his autograph. We all got our money's worth and then some!