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Book Title: The Water Is Wide: Kindle AV Edition|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.50 MB
v The author of the book: Pat Conroy
Edition: Open Road
Date of issue: September 23rd 2010
ISBN 13: 9781453206676
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Read full description of the books The Water Is Wide: Kindle AV Edition:The bestselling Pat Conroy memoir—now available as an ebook
The moving story of a young teacher’s experience on an island forgotten by the world
Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the coast of South Carolina, they can’t name the president or the ocean that surrounds them. Many can’t sign their names. Most can’t read or write—they’re unable to reach their potential to grow and learn because they have been failed by their school district and handicapped by their poverty and isolation. But with the arrival of an eager young teacher, their prospects begin to brighten.
Based on Pat Conroy’s experiences teaching elementary school for a year on South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island, The Water Is Wide is a revealing portrait of the inequalities of the American education system and a powerful story of the group of children that changed one man’s life forever.
This enhanced ebook edition includes four documentary-style original videos. These videos illuminate Conroy’s unforgettable year on Daufuskie Island, and how it shaped this novel; how Conroy’s mother inspired his love of reading and writing; Conroy’s role as the protector of his mother and siblings while growing up in an abusive household; and Conroy’s loving relationship with his wife, Cassandra.
Read information about the authorPat Conroy (1945 - 2016) was the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. Born the eldest of seven children in a rigidly disciplined military household, he attended the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He briefly became a schoolteacher (which he chronicled in his memoir The Water Is Wide) before publishing his first novel, The Boo. Conroy lived on Fripp Island, South Carolina until his death in 2016.
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