The Wall Street Journal Book Club announced a new host last week, author Nicholas Sparks, one of the most popular romance writers of the last few decades. The bestselling author of such blockbusters as The Notebook and Dear John has selected Pat Conroy’s The Lords of Discipline as his choice for the Wall Street Journal’s online book club. Conroy’s bestselling novel follows a young cadet at the Carolina Military Institute and is based on Conroy’s own military school experience.
“Every page became a delightful surprise all the way through,” says Sparks of his first time reading the book. “The plot was so strong, and I found the story so engaging and interesting that I just read it through.”
Conroy, who passed away this past March is author of 12 books including The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini. The WSJ Book Club discussion will give anyone who hasn’t had a chance to read this iconic author the chance to do so, and Conroy’s longtime fans an excuse to re-read The Lords of Discipline along with other avid readers.
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