The Covenant of Water The Covenant of Water

The Covenant of Water

    • 4.1 • 751 Ratings
    • $19.99

    • $19.99

Publisher Description

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret
The Covenant of Water is the long-awaited new novel by Abraham Verghese, the author of the major word-of-mouth bestseller Cutting for Stone, which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years.
Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on India’s Malabar Coast, and follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning—and in Kerala, water is everywhere. At the turn of the century, a
twelve-year-old girl from Kerala’s Christian community, grieving the death of her father, is sent by boat to her wedding, where she will meet her forty-year-old husband for the first time. From this unforgettable new beginning, the young girl—and future matriarch, Big Ammachi—will witness unthinkable
changes over the span of her extraordinary life, full of joy and triumph as well as hardship and loss, her faith and love the only constants.
A shimmering evocation of a bygone India and of the passage of time itself, The Covenant of Water is a hymn to progress in medicine and to humanunderstanding, and a humbling testament to the hardships undergone by past generations for the sake of those alive today. Imbued with
humor, deep emotion, and the essence of life, it is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.

Abraham Verghese
hr min
May 2
Recorded Books, Inc.

Customer Reviews

bikerbette ,

Too much water

Way too long. Interesting but could have been told in 20hrs instead of 31hrs. At least I was able to listen at work while getting stuff done.

nkubabe ,

Brilliant read!

Captivating from beginning to end

Marysl88 ,

So sad to leave these characters behind

Gorgeous, epic, multi-generational story, full of love and redemption. The audiobook, read by the author, is a must!

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