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Book Club: The Covenant of Water

Tuesday, February 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, February 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Tuesday, February 13
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Julie Sherr


The Center
1901 Ocean Parkway + Google Map

Book Club: The Covenant of Water

Join us as we discuss…

The Covenant of Water by 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.

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Tuesday, February 13, 12 Noon Sharp

Moderated by Alice Chera
At the Center

Price, $28; Center Member Price, $25

Light lunch served.

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