The bestselling Pat Conroy memoir
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.
About the Author
Pat Conroy is the author of eleven books, including The Water Is Wide, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.
Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning "Walk the Line", he starred as Johnny Cash s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney s "Leatherheads "and "My One and Only", with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile "magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from "Publishers Weekly".