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The Prince of Tides: A Novel Paperback – March 26, 2002
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Things come to a head when Tom learns that his beautiful and talented twin, Savannah, has tried to commit suicide again. As she lays comatose in a New York City mental hospital, Savannah's psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein, urges Tom to travel to New York. Doctor Lowenstein realizes that the only thing that can help save Savannah is to unlock the secrets of her terrible childhood (something that all the Wingo children have long suppressed and refuse to talk about). Tom flies to New York reluctantly, and at first, presents Dr. Lowenstein with a façade made up of humor, sarcasm and even rudeness. But Dr. Lowenstein eventually is able to break down Tom's protective shell to discover the horrors that took place during the Wingo's childhood. She also realizes that in trying to save Savannah, that this might also be Tom's last chance to save himself. But it turns out that Lowenstein has erected her own protective mask to hide her own unhappiness. With a remote husband and a spoiled son, Tom is able to turn the tables and help the good doctor in promoting a little self-healing as well.Read more ›
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It was a good story, great even, but was way too wordy. I also never felt empathy (except for the rape) for Tom and his siblings. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by broncosfan
I throughly enjoyed this book. I liked the flow and language.Published 3 days ago by coleen povodra lee
This was a true page turner. The characters were vivid, comical and tragic at the same time. I loved the style of writing and choice of word usage. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Harriet Thomas
Both the book and movie leave you overwhelmed by feelings and reminders of past, mostly forgotten by intention, and take you to places both of wonderment and simple awe of perfect... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
My most favorite book, having read it five times since it was first published. Full of wonderful stories aside from the main plot. Pat Conroy is a supurb story-teller. Read morePublished 8 days ago by patricia l mcdonell
It was a very good book. I intend on reading some of his other books.Published 8 days ago by Patricia L. Jennings
I rate very few books, but this is probably one of the best novels i have ever read. Conroy is so adept at painting a picture of the story and the inter-workings of his characters. Read morePublished 11 days ago by John M Hinkle
Wow, an emotionally draining book that once started, you can't put down. Haven't seen the movie, but if anything like the book...Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer