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The covenant of water : a novel

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First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.

"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 Covenantof 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 South 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-andin Kerala, water is everywhere. At the turn of the century, a twelve-year-old girl from Kerala's long-existing 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, known as 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 lovethe 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 human understanding, and a humbling testament to the difficulties undergone by past generationsfor 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"--

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  • 51 of 145 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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34 current holds with 145 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
New Fiction
31000151320002
Checked out
07/29/2024
Ardsley Public Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
New Fiction
31000151326207
Checked out
07/26/2024
Bedford Free Library FIC VER (Text)
New Book
31002150884376
Checked out
06/20/2024
Bedford Free Library FIC VER (Text)
Fiction
31002150887221
Available
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Bedford Hills Free Library VERGHESE (Text)
Fiction
31003151484364
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
New Fiction
31036151008882
On holds shelf
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
New Fiction
31036151012652
Checked out
08/01/2024
Bronxville Public Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
Fiction
31004151888844
Checked out
07/31/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
Available In Storage
31005153425824
Checked out
09/10/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION VERGHESE (Text)
Fiction
31005153460151
Checked out
08/05/2024
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