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The Covenant of Water
The Covenant of Water
Author: Abraham Verghese
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 Ke...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780802162175
ISBN-10: 0802162177
Publication Date: 5/2/2023
Pages: 736
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 216
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This is an excellent choice if you like a long family saga. It's over 700 pages but they flew by for me because the writing, characters, and settings are so beautifully created. I knew little about India so learned a lot during this story of family secrets, community connections, faith, caste, and the changing role of women in society. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did!

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