Books & Bites

Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy

Presented by The Book Loft bookstore and Nassau County Public Library at Fernandina Beach,

in partnership with the Amelia Island Book Festival


Reservations are required. Refreshments served.

$20 suggested donation to support the AIBF Authors in Schools Literary Program 

Thursday, November 14

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Upstairs at The Book Loft Bookstore

214 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach

Cassandra King Conroy, author of

Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy

Cassandra King was a debut novelist when she met Pat Conroy. Their friendship bloomed into a tentative, long-distance relationship. Pat and Cassandra ultimately married, partly because Pat hated the commute from coastal South Carolina to her native Alabama. It was a union that would last eighteen years, until the beloved literary icon’s death from pancreatic cancer in 2016.

In this poignant, intimate memoir, the woman he called King Ray looks back at her love affair with a natural-born storyteller whose lust for life was fueled by a passion for literature, food, and the Carolina Lowcountry that was his home. Cassandra reveals how she came to understand the convivial, generous, funny, and wounded flesh-and-blood man beneath the legend—her husband, the original Prince of Tides.

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