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Traditional Charleston Townhome Gets a Modern Makeover

In 2011, Ms. Pollack, pictured, who has worked as a spokesperson for a department store chain, co-wrote ‘The Pat Conroy Cookbook,’ and authored ‘Entertaining for Dummies,’ parlayed her expertise in speaking and entertaining into a new company called the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits, with partner Lee Manigault.

Traditional Charleston Townhome Gets a Modern Makeover

In the sitting room, a large modern chandelier dangles over an inexpensive table from Crate & Barrel.

Pat Conroy I've read all his books (some of them twice) and I've seen all the movies that were made from his books. Love, love, love his writing!

I love Pat Conroy's books. He wrote about my mother in this one. They went to school together in 8th grade.

Author Pat Conroy has pancreatic cancer, promises hard fight

'I have recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer': Author Pat Conroy, 70, who wrote The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, made the announcement Monday on his Facebook page

Author Pat Conroy, 1945-2016. | Award-winning author Pat Conroy passed away on March 4, at age 70. We profiled him in 2013, and thought today would be a good time to revisit that post...

To all military brats who had a hard a_ _ dad! I salute you. From Pat Conroy's The Great Santini.

Pat Conroy Dead at 70

The Prince of Tides Author Pat Conroy Dead at 70 | Two of the late author's works were adapted into Oscar-nominated films. Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand starred in the 1986 film The Prince of Tides, and Robert Duvall was the lead actor in 1979's The Great Santini. | http://www.people.com/article/pat-conroy-dead-70

Traditional Charleston Townhome Gets a Modern Makeover

Bestselling author of The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy dies at age 70

'The water is wide and he has now passed over,' his wife, novelist Cassandra Conroy (left, pictured with Conroy) said in a statement. Conroy was married three times and had two daughters