The water is wide
The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence–unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher.
Here is PAT CONROY’S extraordinary drama based on his own experience–the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him.
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Review: The Water Is Wide: A MemoirUser Review - Vickilynn - Goodreads
I was recently the privileged guest of a dinner cooked by Sallie Ann Robinson. Sallie was one of Pat Conroy's students and is portrayed in this book. She is a Gullah chef and cookbook author. Her ... Read full review
Review: The Water Is Wide: A MemoirUser Review - Susan Emmet - Goodreads
I've long been drawn to Pat Conroy's work. Find him humorous, perceptive, raw and real. I've only been through SC. My life has been lived in MI, NY and Maine. In 1971, idealistic liberal-snot me went ... Read full review