THE WATER IS WIDE recounts Pat Conroy's experiences teaching poor black kids on an island off the coast of South Carolina. This book defined and molded the author for the rest of his life.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Pat Conroy on the title page during one of his many visits to the store. It is a new, unread hardback edition opened only for signing. Published in January, 2005 by The Old New York Book Shop Press.
PAT CONROY (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) was one of the store's best friends, and signed every new book for a quarter century here, and regularly signed his older titles. Without question, he was one of the most favorite, if not the favorite storyteller in America. We, along with a local author and a local librarian claim credit for introducing him to Sandra, the love of his life. We will miss him and forever pay tribute. R.I.P. Pat Conroy and thank you for signing our books.
VIDEO was shot on August 18, 2009 at The Doubletree Hotel. It was a benefit for NPR and also includes appearances by Rick Bragg and Cassandra King.