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Sallie Ann Robinson recalls press tour with Pat Conroy

Sallie Ann Robinson, the inspiration for "Ethel" in Pat Conroy's famous memoir, "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. 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.
The Beaufort Gazette