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User Review  - laurensx - LibraryThing

Pat Conroy vividly recalls his teaching experience on the Gullah island of Yamacraw, South Carolina. In the midst of the Civil Rights era, Conroy, a former racist, find himself drawn to this exotic ... Read full review

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User Review  - creighley - LibraryThing

Another enjoyable Conroy story. Based on his experiences teaching on a forgotten island, South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island, Pat Conroy tells the tale of a teacher who truly loved his students and ... Read full review

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User Review  - tututhefirst - LibraryThing

This poignant memoir tells of Conroy's early teaching career attempting to upgrade the educational experience of students in an all black school on poverty plagued Daufuskie Island (fictionalized in ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

Because I am overly descriptive, I would have subtitled this book "The arrogance of idealism" because it so well documents the reality that comes with facing an entrenched culture and assuming that it ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

A book club book. I probably wouldn't have chosen it for myself but I ended up really enjoying it. It is dated but it is certainly interesting to read how people today still matter-of-factly dismiss ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

I'm a huge fan of Pat Conroy, so I was looking forward to reading this first person account of his year teaching on a remote island in South Carolina in the late '60s. I've always thought he was a ... Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

A must read for anyone wanting to go into teaching! Read full review

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User Review  - aylin1 - LibraryThing

couldnt find the listing, but after reading the tree book , listened to the tom Stechschulte reading which was excellent. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

love that I got to see the school where he taught when I traveled to Daufuskie Island today. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

My dad sent me a copy of this book in the depths of the school year and I was reluctant to read a memoir about teaching impoverished kids for fear it would just be reliving some of the past nine ... Read full review


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