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User Review  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

Once again, this is a reread. I don't think I've read it since I became a teacher, however. That made this book even more poignant than it was in previous readings. Pat Conroy takes a teaching job on ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Donna828 - LibraryThing

I loved the movie “Conrack” based on this true story of Pat Conroy’s experience of teaching the black children who populated an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina in 1969-70. It was well ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Anna Louise - Goodreads

We have come to expect not only radiant prose but honesty and intriguing story telling from Pat Conroy. There is no disappointment whatsoever in his THE WATER IS WIDE, a memoir of the time he spent on ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Minty McBunny - Goodreads

I ran out of library books the day before my weekly trip to same, so I pulled this off my bookshelf. I'd only read it once before & remembered it being better than anticipated. It really is an ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Jesse Cozean - Goodreads

Pat Conroy is certainly one of my favorite authors and certainly one of the best true writers alive today. The Water is Wide is, in my opinion, his most accessible book, based on his experiences as a ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Jim Thomas - Goodreads

I like anything by Conroy. The Water is wide is about a young, idealistic teacher who takes a job teaching illiterate children of Yamacraw Island. It's shocking when Conroy discovers just how ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Maria Elena - Goodreads

Pat Conroy is one of my favorite authors. I fount The Water is Wide fascinating. As a teacher, at times it made me cringe. Conroy's narrative is beautiful, poetic, and fun. His descriptions of the ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

This memoir deals with Conroy as a young teacher to a group of poor, severely academically neglected students on Yakataw Island in North Carolina. It's got a lot of humor and incredulity; sometimes simultaneously. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Gretchen - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. Mr. Conroy, a young, idealistic, middle-class white teacher is offered a job to teach on mostly-African American Yamacraw Island, an island in South Carolina virtually cut ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - LemonLinda - Goodreads

Pat Conroy is a wizard with words. This is a true account of his sojourn as a young teacher in a two room schoolhouse on an impoverished island off the lower South Carolina coast. He made each of ... Read full review


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