The Water is Wide

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Bantam, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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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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  - 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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
46
Section 4
66
Section 5
99
Section 6
122
Section 7
159
Section 8
175
Section 9
203
Section 10
238
Section 11
252
Section 12
288
Section 13
293
Section 14
300
Section 15
303
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About the author (2002)

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

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