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Writer Pat Conroy on Using His Family as Inspiration.

Writer Pat Conroy. He has written several novels including The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides. Both books were made into movies. "The Great Santini" about a powerful and abusive father starred Robert Duvall. "The Prince of Tides" starred Barbara Streisand and Nick Nolte. CONROY'S new novel is called Beach Music.


Other segments from the episode on July 3, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 3, 1995: Interview with Pat Conroy; Review of Bukka White's album "1963 Isn't 1962."


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