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Wide is the water

Jane Aiken Hodge

Wide is the water

by Jane Aiken Hodge

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Published by G.K. Hall & Co. in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

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  • Edition Notes

    StatementJane Aiken Hodge.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3558.O342 W5 1981b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination442 p. ;
    Number of Pages442
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4267199M
    ISBN 100816133255
    LC Control Number81013185
    OCLC/WorldCa8023045

    The Water Is Wide is a great book. Charleston Evening Post. A powerfully moving book You will laugh, you will weep, you will be proud and you will rail and you will learn to love the man. Charleston News and Courier. Compelling storytelling Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits a bull's eye almost every time. 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 brief, and he laments his ineffectual stint as their teacher/5(35).

    "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.   Book Depository is the world's most international online bookstore offering over 20 million books with free delivery worldwide. Book Depository: Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million books We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

    The Water Is Wide Summary 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 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.


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The Water is Wide deserves five stars or more. I just loved the way Pat Conroy changed his ways when it came to his feelings about black people and especially the children of the island. He was raised during the times when racial prejudice was the norm among his childhood friends and families in the by: The Water Is Wide by Conroy, Pat published by Houghton Mifflin Company Hardcover.

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99 $ $ Paperback $ $ Preview — The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy. Rating details 19, ratings 1, reviews. 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 Wide is the water book. Praise for The Water Is Wide “Miraculous an experience of joy.”—Newsweek “A powerfully moving book You will laugh, you will weep, you will be proud and you will rail and you will learn to love the man.”—Charleston News and Courier “A hell of a good story.”—The New York Times/5(92).

THE WATER IS WIDE was made into the film CONRACK. “Miraculous an experience of joy.” A hell of a good story.” The New York Times. “An exciting and inspiring book.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“A powerfully moving book You will laugh, you will weep, you will be proud and you will rail and you will learn to love the man.”.

Directed by John Kent Harrison. With Jeff Hephner, Frank Langella, Julianne Nicholson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson. Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacraw Island.

Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind 7/10(). Wide as the Waters is a story about a crucial epoch in the history of Christianity, about the English language and society, and about a book that changed the course of human events. Preview this book»4/5(8). 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. 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 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 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 offers insight into the beauty of. About The Water Is Wide. A “miraculous” (Newsweek) human drama, based on a true story, from the renowned author of The Prince of Tides and The Great SantiniThe 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. 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 Vietnam War to be unjust and intends to join. 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.

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Free shipping for many products. The Water Is Wide by Conroy, Pat and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Water is Wide Quotes Showing of 40 “No man or woman has the right to humiliate children, even in the sacrosanct name of education.

No one has the right to beat children with leather straps, even under the sacred auspices of all school boards in the world.”Cited by: 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 late s.

Conroy was young, naive, idealistic, and controversial. Readers know Pat Conroy as a novelist of great reputation and success, but his first notable achievement as a writer was an autobiographical book called The Water Is Wide, published in -- the story of a year in his life as a teacher of poor African-American children on a coastal island in South Carolina.

Reading Group Questions and Discussion Topics for The Water is Wide How might Pat Conroy have handled the conflict with Bennington and Piedmont differently.

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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 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.