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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F Verghese
Author: Verghese, Abraham,
Title: The covenant of water :
Remainder of title: a novel /
Summary, etc. note: "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 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-and in 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 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 human understanding, and a humbling testament to the difficulties 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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780802162175
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780802162182
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: a-ii---
Classification number: PS3622.E744
Item number: C68 2023
Edition number: 23/eng/20221212
Classification number: 813/.6
Dates associated with a name: 1955-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Abraham Verghese.
Edition statement: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Grove Press
: New York :
: Grove Press,
: 2023.
Extent: 724 pages ; 24 cm.
Other physical details: Map
Dimensions: 24 cm
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: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 05/05/2023
Purchase price: $32.00
Subject: Families
Subject: Drowning
Subject: Family stories-India-Fiction.
Subject: Kerala (India)-Fiction
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Geographic name: Kerala (India)
Geographic name: Glasgow (Scotland)
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Source of term: lcgft
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Historical fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
Main entry heading: Verghese, Abraham, 1955-
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Grove Press, 2023
Display text: Online version:
Title: Covenant of water.
Record control number: (DLC) 2022058851
International Standard Book Number: 9780802162182
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