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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  - Carmen Sisson - Goodreads

A few years ago, I would have told you that the South Conroy describes -- the pitiable state of its education system, the political machinations, the injustices both slight and great -- was a ... 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  - Gayle Wingerter - Goodreads

This book has been on my shelf for some years. Why did I wait to read it? Maybe because I'm always sad to end one of Conroy's books. I love his writing. Read full review

Review: The Water Is Wide: A Memoir

User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

I have read Conroy before, but wanted to catch up on a couple I missed. The bad thing about reading a memoir is that one doubts that all really happened as the author portrayed. Being a teacher myself ... 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  - 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


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