Book of the Week ~ The Covenant of Water (Giveaway)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

It’s been over 10 years since I read Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.   I remember thinking I may never (ever) read a book that good ever again. I’ve been waiting more than 13 years for him to write another book!   After reading an article about his new book, The Covenant of Water, I could not download it to my Kindle fast enough.   

I was ENTHRALLED from the first page.    Verghese is a BRILLIANT story teller.   I loved each and every one of the characters.  The way he intertwines people and families from 1900 to 1977 and how they all fit together in the end is magnificent.  Simply magnificent.   

FYI – Oprah loved it too….said it was in her top 3 books of all time!  I finished the book yesterday and now I’m obsessed with The Covenant of Water Companion Podcast, A 6-Part Limited Series hosted by none other than Oprah Winfrey herself!

Here’s how Amazon summarizes 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. 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.

I read all books on my Kindle these days but when I really like a book I order the hardback for my personal home library.   I’m ordering a hardback for myself and one to giveaway!  Simply comment on this post if you’d like to win a copy!

Can’t wait to see if you win and need to download it now or order your own copy?  Click here to my Amazon affiliate link that helps me buy books to give away!

19 thoughts on “Book of the Week ~ The Covenant of Water (Giveaway)

  1. I would love to win Covenant of Water – it’s been on my list to read, and I’m wrapping up another great book, so would welcome this one to my collection! Thanks Aha Connection!

  2. I just finished Cutting for Stone and agree – such a great author! I listened to it through Audible and was sad when I finished it. I would love to continue on the path of this storyteller and read his Covenant of Water book. Thank you!

  3. Would love to read this! Have actually never heard of this author and when it comes to books, I like to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone.

  4. I have a goal to read one to two books a month this year. This would be a great one to add to my collection!

  5. I would love to read this book. It’s not available to borrow from the library for many weeks. Please pick me!

  6. I’ve read Cutting for Stone and I also have his 1st book (non fiction) My Own Country, written 1994, when he was practicing medicine. It’s on my bookshelf waiting to be read (happy to let you borrow it Audra! I can drop it off in your mailbox). The Covenant of Water is on my list to read.

  7. His books make you think and feel as though you are living with the characters. Would love to win this !

  8. We just finished Cutting for Stone in our book club. Verghese is amazing! I would love to read Covenant of Water.

  9. I’ve also been waiting for this book! Loved Cutting for Stone. I’m sure this book is spectacular

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