The Water Is Wide

A Memoir

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Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453203907

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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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

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Author: Natalie Banks

Publisher: Champion Books

ISBN: 0692977945

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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The Water is Wide

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Author: Julia Bryant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444778994

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Set in Edwardian Portsmouth, this is the enchanting story of a girl who has to choose between an exciting secret love and the boy everyone thinks she will marry. Beautiful Fidelis McCauley instantly falls for handsome Lieutenant Daniel Herrick when he rescues her hat from blowing away during the triumphant celebrations marking the return of his ship. Fidelis is determined to escape her treadmill existence and her chance meeting with Daniel seems to open new doors for her. But loving Daniel is risky - his father, a marine colonel, will disown his son if he finds out about his secret affair with a servant girl. And will Daniel, who has grown accustomed to his privileged background, be willing give up everything for the one he loves? Meanwhile Fidelis has already promised her hand to a childhood friend Harry, drifting into the engagement to please his family whose house was a second home while she was growing up. But Harry is far away in India with the Royal Marines.

The Water Is Wide

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Author: Marianne Monson

Publisher: Deseret Book

ISBN: 9781606418413

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

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When Mima's mother meets a pair of Mormon missionaries in the small English town of Wood Box in 1844, Mima prays that the townspeople won't treat them any differently. But when her mother chooses to be baptized, Mima's worst fears are realized. Even her best friend refuses to stand by her. So when her mother decides to leave for America, Mima is faced with some hard decisions.

Folk Songs for Solo Singers

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Author: Jay Althouse

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780882848112

Category: Music

Page: 64

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This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

4-Chord Guitar Songs for the Absolute Beginner

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Author: Susan Mazer

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739052747

Category: Music

Page: 64

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Learn over 30 pop, rock, traditional, campfire, and holiday classics with only 4 chords. Guitar for the Absolute Beginner: 4-Chord Songbook is perfect for those times you want to relax after work, lead your family in a sing-along, or jam with your friends around the campfire. Along with easy, but authentic-sounding arrangements, you'll learn strumming patterns and some optional more advanced chords for when you are feeling adventurous! Play a wide variety of songs from Green Day and R.E.M. to Van Morrison and Jimmy Buffett, plus your favorite traditional and holiday tunes, including "House of the Rising Sun," "Scarborough Fair," "Amazing Grace," and "Silent Night."

Heaven's Net is Wide

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Author: Lian Hearn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230225519

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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'A beautifully realized setting, action and romance played out across a couple of generations, a high-class voyage to the long ago and far away – Lian Hearn has written a saga that will continue to give pleasure to many.' – Ursula K. Le Guin The Middle Country, home of the Otori clan is ruled by a benign but weak leader while in the East, the warrior-like Tohan are gathering power. On the plain of Yaegahara the clans clash in a bloody battle that leaves Otori Shigeru desperate for vengeance. Meanwhile, in a remote mountain village, a boy is born gifted with the supernatural skills of his father, once the deadliest assassin of the Tribe. Set in the years before the beginning of Across the Nightingale Floor, Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn is the first and last Tale, which both closes the circle and introduces new readers to the fantastical, beautiful and thrilling world of the Otori. It is an epic story of betrayal, revenge, magic and love.

The River at the Center of the World

A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

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Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466867493

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China, pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and Simon Winchester takes us along with him as he encounters the essence of China--its history and politics, its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture, and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places. The River at the Center of the World is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly enchanting. A stunning tour of China, its people, and its history. Chosen as one of the best travel books of 1996 by the New York Times Book Review.