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Cassandra King Conroy's "Tell Me A Story"

In modern Southern literature, the late Pat Conroy remains a leading - and legendary - figure.

His widow - Cassandra King Conroy, a best-selling author in her own right - has written a memoir, “Tell Me A Story:  My Life With Pat Conroy.”


What began as a friendship between a literary icon and a debut novelist became a tentative, long-distance relationship between him in coastal South Carolina and her native Alabama - and ultimately, they married.


Their union lasted eighteen years, until Pat died of pancreatic cancer in 2016.


On Thursday, Cassandra King Conroy comes to Chattanooga - at GPS’ Frierson Theater, starting at 6 PM - part of Southern Lit Alliance’s SouthBound Lecture Series. 


Before Thanksgiving, Cassandra joined us by phone for a conversation - along with Linda LeVan of Southern Lit Alliance...