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The Water is Wide

by Pat Conroy

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 way. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher—until one man gives a year of his life to the island and its people.


Staff Reviews

An amazing memoir written by a young Pat Conroy when he chose to go teach on an isolated island off the South Carolina coast known for the poverty and illiteracy of its people. His students were impoverished & ignorant but Mr. Conroy shares his life-changing experiences and the lives he helped change.

Beth
The Water is Wide

Staff Reviews

An amazing memoir written by a young Pat Conroy when he chose to go teach on an isolated island off the South Carolina coast known for the poverty and illiteracy of its people. His students were impoverished & ignorant but Mr. Conroy shares his life-changing experiences and the lives he helped change.

Beth