Stock Image

The Water Is Wide

Conroy, Pat

15,275 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0553268937 / ISBN 13: 9780553268935
Published by Bantam Books, 1972
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Simply Mail Books (Halifax, VA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 20 August 2001

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

Original Book Club and Art Work; Book Club Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336pages. Bookseller Inventory # 83070

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Water Is Wide

Publisher: Bantam Books

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: Later Printing

About this title

Synopsis:

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.

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 him.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap:

This heartrending story of the difference one man can make became the basis for the first film based on a Pat Conroy work, the much-loved Conrack.

The Water is Wide

Yamacraw Island is nearly deserted. No one has paid much attention to it, nor to the few poor black families that live there. But this beautiful, haunting slip of land across the water from South Carolina is home to them, and they've lived off the bounty from the sea for generations.

But now their very existence is challenged. Industrial waste, pouring into the water from which they pull their catches, threatens the only vocation they've known. Unless they can learn a new way of life, they will surely perish. The Water is Wide is the true story of a young white schoolteacher -- a man who gave a year of his life to give an island and a people renewed hope. He becomes the teacher to their children, and teaches the adults of Yamacraw Island extraordinary lessons they didn't even know they needed to learn.

With a moving performance by Will Patton, Pat Conroy teaches us all about the triumph of the human spirit in the most desolate of circumstances.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Simply Mail Books specializes in new and used hardbacks and paperbacks books that are in fine to very good condition. We also excell at lst Editions or first printings (originals). We have well over 60,000 volumes of books to choose from. A sample of our selection includes romance, mystery, suspense, young adult, horror, insprirational, general fiction, fantasy, science fiction, collectibles, etc. At Simply Mail Books we believe in satisfying our customers through the quality of our books and the honesty and integrity of our service. Check Us Out and discover a book friend.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Can only accept a Check, Cash or Money Order in the USA. Credit card customers will be accepted by ABE Commerce.

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2-7 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash