The Covenant of Water PDF/E-Book by Abraham Verghese

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The Covenant of Water Book Synopsis:

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

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 human understanding, 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.

Book Quotes That We Like:

“Fiction is the great lie that tells the truth about how the world lives!”

“To see the miraculous in the ordinary is a more precious gift than prophecy.”

“We don’t have children to fulfill our dreams. Children allow us to let go of the dreams we were never meant to fulfill.”

“Secrecy lives in the same rooms as loneliness.”

“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

“A dog lives for you. A cat just lives with you.”

“Success is not money! Success is you are fully loving what you are doing. That only is success!”

“Roses would be annoying weeds if the blooms never withered and died. Beauty resides in the knowledge that it doesn’t last.”

Abraham Verghese, The Covenant of Water

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