Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys-A Teacher's Memoir
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BeschreibungOff the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years as a teacher. By turns harsh, desolate, and starkly beautiful, the island offers its temporary residents respite from lives filled with abuse, violence, and chaos. But as Robb discovers, peace, solitude, and a structured lifestyle can go only so far toward healing the anger and hurt he finds not only in his students but within himself. Lyrical and heartfelt, "Crossing the Water" is the memoir of his first eighteen months on Penikese, and a poignant meditation on the many ways that young men can become lost.
PortraitDaniel Robb, a carpenter and writer, has been an editor of academic journals; a teacher in Mississippi, New York, and Massachusetts; a political consultant; and the proprietor of a literary services business. He holds degrees from Middlebury College and the Breadloaf School of English. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
PressestimmenRobert Coles, M.D. "Crossing the Water" is a wonderfully thoughtful and sensitive account of a healer's odyssey...a lyrically and candidly narrated effort that deserves a lot of respectful and grateful attention from all of us who work with children.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TOUCHSTONE PRESS
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten