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 - Cathy - Goodreads
This should be a must read for all. Conroy is an incredible writer an this based on truth study of racism and segregation in SC is simply amazing. Read full review
Review: The Water is Wide: A MemoirUser Review - Valerie - Goodreads
I truly enjoyed this book with all its ups, downs, and insights into school and life on an island off South Carolina for its black residents. What a fun and unconventional teacher Pat Conroy was! Any ... Read full review