The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy

"The Water Is Wide" is a memoir that details the author's experiences as a young, idealistic teacher on Yamacraw Island, a predominantly Black community off the coast of South Carolina. He is shocked by the lack of resources and the poor educational standards of the school, and he embarks on a mission to provide the children with a proper education. However, his unconventional teaching methods and attempts to introduce the children to the wider world are met with resistance from the school's administration and the island's isolationist attitudes.

The 5996th greatest book of all time


Published
1972
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-400
Words
78,000
Original Language
English

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