I am a huge fan of Pat Conroy’s books. I just saw a commercial for a new movie based on his book The Water Is Wide that will be on CBS on January 29th. This book was previously made into a movie titled Conrack which starred Jon Voight. This new movie is one of the Hallmark Presents things. I am planning on recording it. Chances are that since it is done by Hallmark, it will be over the top sappy, but who knows. I don’t reconize any of the actors names except for Frank Langella who will be playing the school superintendent.
The Water Is Wide is autobiograpical, and follows Pat Conroy’s experiences teaching poor black children on a remote island in South Carolina. Conroy battles with issues such as segregation, and racism. It is a good book, and the writing shows glimmers of the novels will come later.