Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys-a Teacher's Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 11, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years as a teacher. By turns harsh, desolate, and starkly beautiful, the island offers its temporary residents respite from lives filled with abuse, violence, and chaos. But as Robb discovers, peace, solitude, and a structured lifestyle can go only so far toward healing the anger and hurt he finds not only in his students but within himself.
Lyrical and heartfelt, Crossing the Water is the memoir of his first eighteen months on Penikese, and a poignant meditation on the many ways that young men can become lost.
  

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Review: Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys-a Teacher's Memoir

User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

Well, I guess I don't agree with Publisher's Weekly (“Robb… captures the humanity of each boy, thus avoiding Blackboard Jungle clichés”) and the other publications with good reviews for Daniel Robb's ... Read full review

Review: Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys--A Teacher's Memoir

User Review  - Thorn MotherIssues - Goodreads

Highly recommended for people parenting/otherwise dealing with teens with a trauma history. It may not be anything new, but there are lovely insights and it's written beautifully. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
21
Section 3
38
Section 4
43
Section 5
49
Section 6
57
Section 7
71
Section 8
77
Section 16
161
Section 17
166
Section 18
174
Section 19
187
Section 20
194
Section 21
200
Section 22
214
Section 23
225

Section 9
88
Section 10
102
Section 11
108
Section 12
113
Section 13
122
Section 14
139
Section 15
144
Section 24
238
Section 25
247
Section 26
253
Section 27
261
Section 28
271
Section 29
285
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About the author (2002)

Daniel Robb, a carpenter and writer, has been an editor of academic journals; a teacher in Mississippi, New York, and Massachusetts; a political consultant; and the proprietor of a literary services business. He holds degrees from Middlebury College and the Breadloaf School of English. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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