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The water is wide

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Published by Bantam Books in Toronto, New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Yamacraw Elementary School,
  • Education (Elementary),
  • African Americans

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPat Conroy
LC ClassificationsLC2802.S6 C66 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination260 p. ;
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24843775M
ISBN 100553268937
ISBN 109780553268935
LC Control Number70177537

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I want everybody to read, no listen to, The Water is Wide. It is that good a book. There are sublime sentences, most often straight out of the mouths of the eighteen black kids whom he's teaching, , on Yamacraw Island (Daufuski Island), South Carolina. Until he got kicked out for insubordination after one year as a teacher!/5. Jun 07,  · The Water is Wide is the true story of a young white schoolteacher -- a man who gave a year of his life to give an island and a people renewed hope. He becomes the teacher to their children, and teaches the adults of Yamacraw Island extraordinary lessons they didn't even know they needed to /5(K). THE WATER IS WIDE is Pat Conroy’s extraordinary memoir based on his experience as the only teacher in a two-room schoolhouse, working with children the world had pretty much forgotten. It was a year that changed his life, and one that introduced a group of . The Water is Wide is an amazing story about love, family and healing. It’s a story that will warm your heart and give you chills. I personally would recommend it for anybody!/5.

Free download or read online The Water is Wide pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Pat Conroy. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this autobiography, memoir story are,/5. The Water is Wide is the story of Pat Conroy's experiences teaching for two years on the island of Yamacraw off the South Carolina coast. Pat documents his challenges not only with the underserved children living there but also with the administrators hired to educate them and elevate their lives. The Water is Wide Pat Conroy, Random House pp. ISBN Summary 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. First published in , novelist Pat Conroy’s book, The Water Is Wide: A Memoir, recounts his experiences teaching on an island off the South Carolina coast. Plot Summary A young teacher, Pat considers the Vietnam War to be unjust and intends to join .

This is not a funny book, but you will find yourself in belly-heaving laughter; this is not a sentimental book, but you will weep; this is not an angry book, but you will shiver with antagonism at man's inhumanity to man; this is not a pretty book, but you will be haunted by some of its passages. The Water Is Wide is a great book. 1. The water is wide, I cannot cross o’er, And neither have I the wings to fly. Build me a boat that can carry two, And both shall row, My true love and I. 2. A ship there is and she sails the seas. She’s laden deep, as deep can be; But not so deep as the love I’m in And I know not if I sink or swim. 3. I leaned my back up against a young oak. Jan 15,  · The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy First Published: 6 Copies & Reading Guide Yamacraw Island was haunting, nearly deserted, and beautiful. Separated from the mainland of South Carolina by a wide tidal river, it was accessible only by boat. But for the handful of families that lived on Yamacraw, America was a world. the water is wide by Pat Conroy ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 19, What distinguishes this account from all those others dealing with a year of teaching deprived youngsters is the high spirits, humor, and rawboned sincerity of the author, who throughout is not above a few self-deprecatory swipes at his bulldozer idealism or his compulsive determination to see likable qualities in everyone -- even his .