Beach Music

Beach Music

Book - 2009
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"Pat Conroy, America' s preeminent storyteller, delivers a sweeping novel of lyric intensity and searing truth--the story of Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome, scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife's suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family's past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life's pain and glory."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2009, c1995.
ISBN: 9780553574579
0553574574
9780385413046
0385413041
9780553381535
0553381539
Call Number: CONROY
Characteristics: 768 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Southern writing.
South Carolina -- Fiction.
Rome (Italy) -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Americans -- Italy -- Fiction.

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knitter2248
Oct 02, 2017

Beautifully written. The author strings the reader along, slowly adding details from McCall's early life. A very satisfying book, illuminating much of the 60's and the country's strife with the Vietnam war. Highly recommended.

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queenmumscard
Aug 09, 2015

One of my favorite books. Excellent writing, you fall in love with the characters and his writing draws you in and keeps you attached until the end.

aaa5756 Jun 24, 2011

A++ "very good read"

eg102194 Jun 24, 2011

One of my favorites - started slow and then I couldn't put it down. I found myself thinking about it for weeks afterward.

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Gazebo
Jan 03, 2011

A very good read, that gets better as it develops; author could have condensed the first 150 pages.

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lpreston214
Apr 19, 2010

Another Pat Conroy novel with everything we've come to expect. Abusive, alcoholic fathers, loving and self-sacrificing (but far from perfect)mothers, suicides and mental illness, and plenty of angst from the past and hope for the future. Great settings in Rome and the South Carolina low country. Love it, love it, love it!!

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