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User Review  - laurensx - LibraryThing

Pat Conroy vividly recalls his teaching experience on the Gullah island of Yamacraw, South Carolina. In the midst of the Civil Rights era, Conroy, a former racist, find himself drawn to this exotic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donna828 - LibraryThing

I loved the movie “Conrack” based on this true story of Pat Conroy’s experience of teaching the black children who populated an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina in 1969-70. It was well ... Read full review

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User Review  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

Once again, this is a reread. I don't think I've read it since I became a teacher, however. That made this book even more poignant than it was in previous readings. Pat Conroy takes a teaching job on ... Read full review

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User Review  - creighley - LibraryThing

Another enjoyable Conroy story. Based on his experiences teaching on a forgotten island, South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island, Pat Conroy tells the tale of a teacher who truly loved his students and ... Read full review

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User Review  - tututhefirst - LibraryThing

This poignant memoir tells of Conroy's early teaching career attempting to upgrade the educational experience of students in an all black school on poverty plagued Daufuskie Island (fictionalized in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oreillynsf - LibraryThing

A memoir of a year spent teaching destitute students on a remote island, The Water is Wide challenges convention and prejudice in really powerful ways. And is proof positive that being seen to do the ... Read full review

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User Review  - aylin1 - LibraryThing

couldnt find the listing, but after reading the tree book , listened to the tom Stechschulte reading which was excellent. 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

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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

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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


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