The Covenant Of Water Book By Abraham Verghese
The Covenant of Water (Oprah’s Book Club)
Featured in Oprah’s Book Club & Dominating the New York Times Bestseller List
From the renowned author of the 1.5 million US copy-selling Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese delivers another masterpiece: The Covenant of Water—an immersive epic weaving love, faith, and medicine against the backdrop of Kerala, South India.
Acclaimed by Oprah Winfrey on OprahDaily.com as “One of the lifetime’s best reads. Epic and utterly captivating.”
Dive into the heart of Kerala, spanning from 1900 to 1977, and experience a peculiar family saga across three generations. Each generation is plagued by a unique misfortune: one member inevitably faces death by drowning in a land abundant with water. The story unfurls with a young girl from Kerala’s Christian community, sent off to her wedding on a boat, meeting her significantly older husband for the first time. This poignant start births the journey of Big Ammachi, the eventual family matriarch, who navigates the peaks and troughs of her eventful life, fortified by unwavering faith and love.
A beautifully crafted reflection on a bygone era in India and the relentless march of time, The Covenant of Water stands as a tribute to the progress in medicine and human understanding. It gracefully acknowledges the sacrifices of our predecessors for the benefit of present and future generations, cementing its status as one of the most significant literary achievements in recent times.
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