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Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Cindy Feigert - Goodreads

Pat Conroy is one of my favorite authors. While visiting the low country I found this in a bookstore and decided I should read it. It was an interesting look back at education during the late 60's just as integration was beginning. sadly we still face many of the issues addressed in this book. 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

User Review  - Brook Buckelew - Goodreads

Should be read by anyone who currently teaches or has ever taught in a public school system. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Cynthia . - Goodreads

It would be hard to explain what Pat Conroy is like if one has never read any of his books. But imagine the beautiful flow of a river; the perpetual dance of its waters and the calming music they ... Read full review

Review: The Water is Wide

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Judy B loaned this to me. Wrenching, but inspiring too. Education is still a big class battle in this country from what I can see. Read full review

Review: The Water is Wide

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Incredible story about the kids on this island but Pat did sometimes get a little wordy and fanciful. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Joanie - Goodreads

I can't remember if I read this before or after I saw the movie "Conrack" with Jon Voight but they're both great. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I reread this book since some of my students chose to read it (it had been a while), and I was reminded again of why I love Conroy. It's not as strong as some of his other novels (I particularly miss the diction of The Prince of Tides), but I really enjoyed the reread. Read full review


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