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Water Is Wide

Elizabeth Gibson

Water Is Wide

A Novel of Northern Ireland

by Elizabeth Gibson

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Zondervan .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10360617M
ISBN 100310318211
ISBN 109780310318217
OCLC/WorldCa23848956

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Pat Conroy's prose is so raw and real that Yamacraw Island springs to life over the pages of the book. I saw Conrack when I was young, and while it was a great movie in its time, it didn't capture nearly the depth of emotion that the Water is Wide contains. The Water Is Wide | Pat Conroy | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.


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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device by:   About the Author Pat Conroy (–) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini/5(92).

In the prologue the author says how he I want everybody to read, no listen to, The Water is Wide. It is that good a book. There Water Is Wide book 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/5.

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 learn.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission/5(K). The Water is Wide is a beautifully written romance novel with an interesting and unexpected ending. I would be interested in reading a sequel to Natalie Banks' story, how Sarah and Thomas would live together after all things that happened, and, especially how they would deal with the insurance claim secured after Thomas' "mysterious death."/5.

First published innovelist 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 Water Is Wide book War to be unjust and intends.

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 poor black children to a world they did not know existed.

For the most part, the setting of this story takes place in in South Carolina in the Beaufort County area and on the fictional Yamacraw Island, which is also known as Daufuskie Island. The Yamacraw island has dirt roads, little to no electricity, and no bridges connecting it.

Folk " The Water Is Wide " (also called " O Waly, Waly " or simply " Waly, Waly ") is a folk song of Scottish origin, based on lyrics that partly date to the s. [ citation needed ] It remains popular in the 21st century. Cecil Sharp published the song in Folk Songs From Somerset ().Genre: Folk.

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. Our Reading Guide for The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.

The Water is Wide is based on Pat Conroy's book of the same title. It recounts a year he spent teaching African-American children on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast in the. The Water Is Wide has served as an inspiration for an untold number of teachers since it was first published in For all devoted readers, books serve as memory triggers, returning us to specific eras of our lives.

As the summer of began its humid descent over Georgia, I found myself at the proverbial crossroads of my life. The Water Is Wide reminds us of the worth of silent people, the value of humanity, and the fight for fairness faced by those past and present. Conroy’s book. The Water Is Wide What is the point of view in the "Water is Wide".

The book "Water is Wide" is told from a first person point of view. The work is autobiographical, and the story is related. 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 is a powerful read. It doesn’t matter if you are a longtime fan of Pat Conroy or have never read any of his works, I cannot recommend this memoir enough. Now that I’ve reminded myself how much I love his writing, I think I’m going to go back and reread my favorite of his books, Beach Music.

I hate that we’ll never get. The Water Is Wide by Conroy, Pat and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy - AbeBooks.

The Water is Wide is based on Conroy's experiences of teaching on Daufuskie Island in the late 's (thinly disguised as Wamacraw Island in the book). After his application was turned down for the Peace Corps, Conroy applied for a job teaching black children on this isolated sea island off the South Carolina by: "The Water Is Wide" by kathygat (see profile) 10/05/ At Pat Conroy left his high school teaching position in Beaufort, South Carolina, to teach the 18 black students on nearby Yamicraw Island.

His idealism and perseverance in spite of hair-raising. The book poignantly depicts the futile battle Conroy wages against the subversive damage wrought by institutionalized racism. To be fair, he realizes some minor triumphs along the way, but in the end, his time with the children of Yamacraw is /5(35).the water is wide by Pat Conroy ‧ RELEASE DATE: J 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.The Water Is Wide by Conroy, Pat and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy, First Edition - AbeBooks .