Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books



Season 17, Ep. 14

Zibby is joined by doctor and New York Times bestselling author Abraham Verghese to discuss The Covenant of Water, a dazzling and unforgettable story of love, faith, and medicine that follows three generations of a family navigating a deadly curse in South India. Abraham reveals the inspiration behind this story and discusses the elements that stand out: loss, family, and arranged marriage. He also talks about his career in medicine and explains how it led him to write (it involves a scientific study on HIV, grief, and a spontaneous MFA). Then, he and Zibby discuss the beauty and power of fiction – it lets us escape, grows our empathy, and ultimately reveals fundamental truths and insights about our own lives. The Covenant of Water was just chosen as Oprah's 101st book club pick!

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