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Abraham Verghese: The Covenant of Water
June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
The year is 1900; the place, South India’s Malabar Coast; our heroine, a twelve-year old girl betrothed to a man almost four times her age. From the author of Cutting For Stone, The Covenant of Water wraps us into a multi-generational tale of the girl becoming the matriarch Big Ammachi as the world around her changes dramatically. Abraham Verghese weaves a world of humor, deep emotion, and personal triumph, in a testament to the labor of past generations for the sake of their descendants alive today.
Dani Shapiro says, “This majestic, sweeping story of family secrets—their curse, their legacy, and their cure—is intimate and profound. Abraham Verghese takes us on a journey across nearly a century and more than one continent, all the while dazzling with his rich, elegant prose. Verghese is a literary legend at the height of his extraordinary powers.”
Meet us at Kepler’s for an in-depth conversation between this brilliant writer and Kepler’s own Angie Coiro. If you are unable to make the event, please consider purchasing your copy of The Covenant of Water through our preorder campaign!
Kepler’s Literary Foundation