The Water is Wide
The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence–unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher.
Here is PAT CONROY’S extraordinary drama based on his own experience–the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him.
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Review: The Water is Wide: A MemoirUser Review - Kilian Metcalf - Goodreads
I'm having a little literary love affair with Pat Conroy. It started with Prince of Tides and continues with Lords of Discipine and The Great Santini. His is a powerful voice, and I'm glad I'm not ... Read full review
Review: The Water is Wide: A MemoirUser Review - Goodreads
I saw the movie based on this book in the 1970's. It starred Jon Voight and I loved it. Now, all these years later, I am finally reading the book. It was well written. Pat Conroy is introspective and ... Read full review