Abraham Verghese | The Covenant of Water

TKE proudly welcomes physician and author Abraham Verghese for an in-person discussion about his long-awaited new novel, The Covenant of Water.

This event will take place at: First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

This is a ticketed event and you must purchase a ticket here on Eventbrite to participate. Your $40 ticket includes admission for one person to the event and a signed copy of the book. Additional guests must purchase a ticket to participate. All books will be pre-signed before the event.

About the book: 

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. The family is part of a Christian community that traces itself to the time of the apostles, but times are shifting, and the matriarch of this family, known as Big Ammachi—literally “Big Mother”—will witness unthinkable changes at home and at large over the span of her extraordinary life. All of Verghese’s great gifts are on display in this new work: there are astonishing scenes of medical ingenuity, fantastic moments of humor, a surprising and deeply moving story, and characters imbued with the essence of life.

A shimmering evocation of a lost 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. It is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City
777 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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ISBN: 9780802162175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023