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Porter Book Group

The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy

Meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Current Selection:

December 4: The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy
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.

Upcoming Selections:

January 8: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
February 5: High Price by Carl L. Hart
March 5: Heart Mender by Andy Andrews
April 2: Maus by Art Spiegelman
May 7: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
June 4: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
July 2: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 
August 6: George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
September 3: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
October 1: Blind Justice by Anne Perry
November 5: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
December 3: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty