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  • Sallie Ann Robinson recalls press tour with Pat Conroy

    Sallie Ann Robinson, the inspiration for "Ethel" in Pat Conroy's novel, "The Water Is Wide," shares a story of her close friend. The duo were on a press tour to Oklahoma with the release of the movie version of the book. Ms. Robinson, of Savannah, Ga., was a sixth-grade student of Conroy's on Daufuskie Island, S.C. in the late 1960s. Robinson is the author of two story-cookbooks, with a third set to be published soon.

Sallie Ann Robinson recalls press tour with Pat Conroy

Sallie Ann Robinson, the inspiration for "Ethel" in Pat Conroy's novel, "The Water Is Wide," shares a story of her close friend. The duo were on a press tour to Oklahoma with the release of the movie version of the book. Ms. Robinson, of Savannah, Ga., was a sixth-grade student of Conroy's on Daufuskie Island, S.C. in the late 1960s. Robinson is the author of two story-cookbooks, with a third set to be published soon.
Josh Mitelman jmitelman@islandpacket.com