An Evening With Abraham Verghese on The Covenant of Water: A Novel

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm

Miami Book Fair * Miami Dade College

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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New York Times bestselling author Abraham Verghese is back with his long-awaited new book, The Covenant of Water: A Novel. Spanning the years between 1900 and 1977 and set in Kerala on South India’s Malabar Coast, the story 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. Against this backdrop of foreboding is a 12-year-old girl, grieving her father and on her way to her wedding by boat, where she’ll meet for the first time the 40-year-old man who will be her husband. From this unforgettable beginning, the girl 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.

This is a ticketed event with two purchase options. Option 1: Purchase a copy of Verghese’s book ($30) and receive two (2) tickets to the event. Option 2: Purchase a ticket to the event ($15) WITHOUT a copy of the book. 

Your purchased Evenings With ticket to see Abraham Verghese includes a FREE pass to the weekend Street Fair, where you’ll find literary events, live music, children’s activities, booksellers, local artisans, and gourmet delights!


Miami Book Fair * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States
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