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eBook The Water Is Wide ePub
Author: Pat Conroy
Language: English
ISBN: 093703603X
ISBN13: 978-0937036037
Publisher: Old New York Book Shop Pr; Reprint edition (June 1, 1990)
Pages: 288
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 650
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ePub file: 1650 kb
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His book The Water Is Wide (1972), which was honored by the National Education Association, was largely based on his experiences. In the 1980s, Conroy moved from South Carolina to Atlanta, and then to Rome, Italy, after marrying his second wife, Lenore

His book The Water Is Wide (1972), which was honored by the National Education Association, was largely based on his experiences. In the 1980s, Conroy moved from South Carolina to Atlanta, and then to Rome, Italy, after marrying his second wife, Lenore. While living in Rome, he wrote The Prince of Tides (1986), about a former football player’s tragic upbringing and its effect on his family. The novel, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide, drove a wedge between Conroy and his sister, Carol, on whom many sections of the novel were based.

Home Pat Conroy The Water Is Wide. Big C screwed his face up into his question-mark look

Home Pat Conroy The Water Is Wide. The water is wide, . 1. Big C screwed his face up into his question-mark look. It true if you throw water on a witch, she disappear? Suddenly every eye in the room was riveted on me. Only the pigs grunting and rooting on the schoolyard disturbed the silence created by this single question.

This book is dedicated to my wife, Barbara Bolling Conroy. The water is wide, I cannot get o’er, Neither have I wings to fly. Get me a boat that can carry two, And both shall cross, My true love and I. British folk song. The river is deep, the river is wide, Milk and honey on the other side.

The Water Is Wide is a 1972 memoir by Pat Conroy and is based on his work as a teacher on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, which is called Yamacraw Island in the book. The book is sometimes identified as nonfiction and other times identified as a novel. Yamacraw is a poor island lacking bridges and having little infrastructure

The Water is Wide book. 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 hi. .

The Water is Wide book. The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful  .

He was raised during the times when racial prejudice was the norm among his childhood friends and families in the South. His attitude with the children in the island school was wonderful as opposed to the other teacher in the school. 6 people found this helpful.

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.

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New York Times Bestseller: The miraculous memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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 existenceâ?“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 CONROYâ?™S extraordinary drama based on his own experienceâ?“the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The_NiGGa
Another masterpiece by Conroy! Literally cannot put into words how much I enjoyed The Water is Wide. You will love every second turning the pages and reading this book!
Loni
Good story in premise - I can tell Conroy is a decent person at heart, and teaches for the right reasons. However, this novel comes off as exceedingly arrogant, specifically the parts discussing his sense of "do-goodism." Much of his drive to teach these students seems self-serving, similar to young people who come back from their time at the Peace Corps or Teach from America with a holier-than-thou attitude about saving the children. Ultimately, Conroy seems like an effective teacher, and this book does hold merit with regard to differentiated instruction and using nontraditional methods of teaching. However, Conroy is an incredibly arrogant, pompous mess, and should learn to lighten up a bit when regurgitating from the thesaurus. The writing style seems like spoken word at parts, then uses high-level vocabulary to impress the reader - something he's a bit too focused on doing.
Mataxe
If I were only rating Pat Conroy's wonderful book, I'd be giving it five stars instead of two. However, the Kindle edition, which I purchased 26 December 2008, is riddled with ridiculous typographical errors which make reading a chore. You'll honestly do a double-take on every page, sometimes having to pull yourself out of the story to decide what word ought to be there instead of its mistaken substitute.

"Off" is very frequently rendered "of." "Says" is very often rendered "sas." In at least one place, "the" is rendered as "die." At locations 2884-98, we read, "He is an American movie star in a America (sic) movie..." These are just a few examples; I could go on all night.

Please do yourself a favor and hold off buying the Kindle edition of "The Water is Wide" until these problems are corrected and you can savor every word of Pat Conroy's inspiring, infuriating, life-affirming story.
fightnight
This book may not appeal to everyone; however, if you are a teacher you will understand and appreciate what Pat Conroy went through. Conroy had been teaching in a public school system when he decided to try teaching in a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina. He knew the students were black and illiterate, but he accepted the challenge. Not one student knew what country they lived in, or who the president of the U.S. was!

He did not begin with teaching how to read and write. He taught the appreciation of music and recognizing classical music and being able to identify the composer by the music. He was teaching the "joy of knowledge", and once the students learned to appreciate the knowledge they were acquiring, they would learn to love coming to school and the basics would follow.

Conroy commuted daily from the mainland by motorboat (in cold and fog), billing the school board for gas! He organized field trips to the mainland for Halloween and to Washington D.C. I could sense the joy Conroy was experiencing exposing these students to first-time things. The students would watch daily news on TV along with a world map in the classroom, and knowledge was absorbed! He brought friends into his classroom to lecture or perform for his students.

I was thrilled to read the excitement the students shared with the daily adventures. However, I was distressed to learn the students could not learn to care for newly adopted pet puppies in their homes. The majority of the parents could not read or write, and things like basic animal care is not learned over night. The students were not the only ones being educated.

Then Conroy planned field trips to Atlanta and NYC and took part time employment to supplement the trips, during classroom hours! He was fired. The parents rallied, kept their kids out of school, attended board meetings to voice disapproval, but to no avail. I, as a teacher could see both sides of the argument. Conroy loved teaching, but there are rules to follow.

I read Conroy's "The Great Santini" and loved it, therefore I was looking forward to "The Water is Wide". I question the discrepencies in the book. In the first book his father dies before Conroy attends the Citadel. In this book his parents are divorced. Conroy had black friends in "Santini" but here, he, like his father, was a definite racist! I questioned the fact and fiction in the book.

However, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and highly recommend it to all teachers.
Doath
This is my first Pat Conroy book. All of his books have great reviews on Amazon, so I wasn't sure which one to start with; I just picked this one. I think I made a very good choice by reading 'The Water Is Wide' first. It's an early book, and I got a lot of insight into who Pat Conroy is, his humor, his goodwill, the kinds of people he surrounds himself with, etc.

I just started reading 'Beach Music' and I really feel an affinity for this author after reading 'The Water is Wide.' I appreciate his ability to write and articulate ideas.

'The Water is Wide' is about the time period in the south in which many people grew up with racial prejudices as a way of life. As children, it's "just the way it is" and they don't know any better. As Mr. Conroy became a man, more educated and involved in the very things he had been taught to dislike as a child, he underwent a huge personal change and touched so many people along the way. I like his kick-*** attitude and how candidly he wrote about everything.

This story moved me on many different levels. This is a book about a man helping others, inspiring others, and overcoming the false beliefs about race that stemmed from his upbringing and culture. It's also about someone who was courageous enough to stand up to authority. It's a wonderful story. If it were fiction, it would be a good story. But the fact that it is based on the author's experience just makes it even better. Can't wait to read the rest of his books!

I looked up Daufuskie (aka Yamacraw) Island on Google and it seems to be a big resort island with golf courses and hotels now; probably nothing like the Yamacraw Mr. Conroy experienced many years ago. Must visit some day anyway.

I searched for the movie 'Conrack' on Amazon, but they seem to only have VHS version sold by a different seller, but not available on DVD. Conrack wasn't on Netflix either. Let's hope it gets re-released on DVD.
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