The Water Is Wide (Enhanced Edition) - Pat Conroy

The Water Is Wide (Enhanced Edition)

By Pat Conroy

  • Release Date: 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 255 Ratings


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).
Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation.
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.
In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.


  • The Water is Wide

    By Elkay44
    I have loved Pat Connroy’s writing since I first discovered him with The Prince of Tides. His writings can fly you away. His melodious use of words can transform you so that you are witnessing what he sees as he writes. Brilliant!
  • The River Is Wide

    By The La Honda rocker
    One THE BEST books I have ever read
  • The Water Is Wide

    By Flip Flop Mama
    My favorite book of all time, hands down. If you call the South home, or love to visit, you will love this touching story, the historical references, as well as the descriptions of the beautiful SC low country. Read it!