Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Abraham Verghese, THE COVENANT OF WATER
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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