Collection of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction coming in the fall


A collection of nonfiction works by The Prince of Tides novelist Pat Conroy is coming out this fall.

Meanwhile, his publisher is trying to salvage a novel he was working on at the time of his death in March.

Nan A. Talese/Doubleday announced Monday that A Low Country Heart will be published Oct. 25, the day before what would have been his 71st birthday. It will feature letters, speeches, articles and other material. Conroy’s widow, author Cassandra King, will provide an introduction.

The publisher also announced that Conroy, who appeared at Miami Book Fair in 2010, had submitted fewer than 200 pages of a planned novel, The Storms of Aquarius, about four male friends who came of age during the Vietnam War. Doubleday says it’s still searching his journals in the hope of putting together a publishable book.