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The covenant of water : a novel [large print]/ 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 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. It is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9798885793377
  • Physical Description: 897 pages : map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.
Subject: Large type books.
Drowning > Fiction.
Families > India > Fiction.
Kerala (India) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Glasgow (Scotland) > Fiction.
Livres en gros caractères.
Noyade > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Familles > Inde > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
large print books.
Large print books.
Drowning > Fiction.
Family > Fiction.
Glasgow (Scotland) > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
large print books.
Historical fiction.
Large print books.
Livres en gros caractères.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library LP F VERGHESE 39851001762724 New Large Print Copy hold Checked out 04/23/2024

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