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The Covenant of Water
The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, and following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret The Covenant of Water is the long-awaited new novel by Abraham Verghese, the author of the major word-of-mouth bestseller Cutting for Stone, which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. 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. 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. It is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.
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marleed
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What did I just read! I finished sections of this book and spoke out loud to the universe and author as though I could somehow effect change or come to terms with my nooooo‘s. My IRL bookclub does not discuss this book until June so I just want to reread these 715 pages over and over again.

Amiable Gorgeous photo to match the gorgeous prose of this fabulous book. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4d
HOTPock3tt This book was its own whole UNIVERSE!!! 4d
marleed @Amiable @HOTPock3tt Thank you! I may never get over this book. Now I want to travel to S India and visit Kerala! 4d
Cathythoughts Beautiful book. I loved it ❤️ 4d
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JackieGreco
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I loved this read! It was a long book but I never got sick of the story of the family. Each character was a welcome addition and likable. I could clearly picture Paramble in my mind and would recommend this novel. 5/5

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LMJenkins
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“The Ordinary Man has managed something extraordinary.” 💛 This touched me.

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#two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
1. I daydream about the future a lot, I will likely retire this year but I have a lot of unknowns niggling at me. What does the future look like for me and my family. I hope it‘s a warmer location at some point, lots of exploring and finding new purpose.
2. Any magical realism inspires me but also family epics in different places has me wondering about what it looks like. The tagged book right now has me dreaming.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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LeaKell
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“It‘s fiction! Fiction is the great lie that tells the truth about how the world lives!”

SamAnne Love that quote! 1mo
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Mehso-so

It‘s awkward to be the only person posting about this book who didn‘t love it. I thought it was in desperate need of editing and lacked continuity. He touched on so many interesting topics but didn‘t develop any of them. I think it would have worked much better as a collection of connected stories. Disappointed 🫤

Suet624 I feel as though I‘ve seen a number of so-so reviews so I‘m not sure you‘re alone. 1mo
Ruthiella I felt that way about his debut, which is why I decided not to pick this one up. 1mo
peaKnit I fought reading this because 750 pages, but I‘ve been swept up in it. Oprah has a 6 part podcast with the author that makes it richer, in my opinion. That said I get it. I was enamored with East of Eden when I read it years ago and then on a reread, I couldn‘t catch the feeling, sometimes timing is everything. 1mo
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I simply adored Verghese‘s Cutting for Stone, and this one was equally fantastic. They both share the author‘s gorgeous prose, fascinating medical plot elements, and evocative descriptions that create an almost tangible sense of place. Covenant of Water spans three generations of unforgettable characters, multiple locations around the globe, and is just impossible to put down. I inhaled it in three days, despite it‘s chunkster status. Loved it.

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Lauriezp
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What a lovely story. I was so happy it was a lengthy book as I wanted to sink into the story. It‘s interesting, heart breaking at times, and beautifully told. You will be glad you invested the time.

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shortsarahrose
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“‘What mistake is that . . . Celeste?‘
‘The mistake, Digby, of choosing to see more in your future mate than the evidence has already suggested.‘”

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Bookwormjillk
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My second time reading this and I still love it. A real work of art.

Suet624 Second time! Good for you! 2mo
Amiable What @Suet624 said! 👍🏼 2mo
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Melkyl
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I loved this book. It is massive and quite an undertaking to read, but it is worth it. Some of the passages are just so beautifully written that they stopped me in my tracks. It follows a family in India through the decades as they deal with the family condition. By the end, the author ties everything together perfectly.

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shortsarahrose
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“Lena takes Digby‘s hand. ‘Digby,‘ she says, surprising him by using his first name. ‘How can I repay you? You saved my life. We‘ll be offended if you don‘t visit us at the estate. You need a holiday. Please promise me you‘ll come?‘ Digby‘s sputtering reply isn‘t convincing. ‘Digby,‘ she says, ‘do you have relatives in India?‘
‘No, I don‘t.‘
‘Oh, yes you do. We‘re blood now.‘”

Crazeedi Great Great book 2mo
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BookNAround
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Both of my book clubs this month are reading this chunkster so I probably ought to get started.

Crazeedi This was probably my favorite book from last year 2mo
PathfinderNicole My book club is reading that for this month too! I have a copy but haven‘t started yet either 😬 2mo
Tamra It‘s really good - the pages fly by. 2mo
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shortsarahrose
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Taking advantage of the fact that it is still above freezing and not snowing here to get some lunch (egg and cheese on a cheddar chive biscuit 😋) and a snowball latte (chocolate, vanilla, and coconut). Really enjoying this book so far. For such a #chunkster it moves really quickly!

Crazeedi Fabulous book 2mo
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shortsarahrose
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“She is twelve years old, and she will be married in the morning.” #FirstLineFridays

Decided to take a day off. Enjoying a hot crafted press, bagel and cream cheese, and a cake pop while starting this book. #CoffeeAndABook

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AmyG
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Andrew65 A popular book and author. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I couldn‘t resist and started in on my 2024 list. This is a re-read for me!

squirrelbrain I‘ll bet you‘ll get so much more out of a re-read of this book. ❤️ (edited) 2mo
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Karisimo
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My top two were very different: an epic multigenerational family story vs a book-centered fantasy!

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Bookwormjillk
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My favorite book of June and of the year. I‘ve been waiting patiently for January so I can read it again. (I have a “rule” against reading the same book twice in one year.)

#12booksof2023

RebelReader This was my favorite of 2023 too! Loved it! 2mo
Andrew65 A popular book. 2mo
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katiekat311
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Little one wanted to color together, so I took advantage of the time. I promised my husband I‘d commit to the bookshelf TBR this year, so my lists are LOADED with #Roll100 reads. Also features some #AuldLangSpine choices andddd one VERY long book club book to start off the year. Hoping to be a busy bookworm and kick off the years starting to tackle some major 2024 reading goals! Thank you, hosts!#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo #Roll100

monalyisha I love the sentiment behind this on so many levels. 😅 What do you do with your books when you‘re done reading them? Do you typically move them out of the house or hang on to them afterwards? 2mo
katiekat311 @monalyisha I typically donate them or put them in a “free little library” around town, share with fellow bookworms to pass along or am still too attached and they don‘t actually end up leaving 🤣😅 2mo
monalyisha @katiekat311 Sounds familiar! 😉 I wondered whether it was more of a “Stop buying books!” or a “Maybe we‘ll actually have space in our house again!” For us, it‘s probably a mixture of both. 🙈 2mo
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katiekat311 @monalyisha it‘s definitely both😝 I still have a huge box that‘s never been unpacked from when we moved into this house 3 years ago..whoops! Anddd I‘m the only true reader so I can‘t even blame it on anyone else😬 Haha 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This year I've been selling some books on Pango and giving them away to anyone who will take them 😂 But somehow there never seem to be any fewer on the shelves!! 2mo
PuddleJumper 😂 Good luck! 2mo
thegreensofa How fun to mix everything together, you can‘t go wrong. Great list! And such neat writing 😁👏🏻📚 2mo
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LiteraryHoarderPenny
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I plan on doing a round 2 of reading the chunky books from my shelves in 2024. I tagged The Covenant of Water because I forgot that chunker for this picture! But I‘ll definitely be reading it for this personal challenge.

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Sapphire
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I feel like I have been with my current audible and kindle reads way too long, even though I am enjoying both. They are both chunksters but I hope to finish them by the end of the year (in 7 days!!).

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Cazxxx
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I didn‘t even get halfway through this last time I borrowed it from the library, I had to put it on hold and have waited months to borrow it again. Hopefully I can get it finished this time!

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Pinta
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Three generations in 20th cent. southwestern India. Tender, personal, moral tone. Epic (LONG) scope w/ detailed if typed characters, like the Dickens referenced. Art & medicine. Fable & legend. Does feel like nat geo, India for the outsider? 2023

839 “She washes up, still marveling at the connections in her world, invisible or forgotten, but there all the same, like a river linking people upstream with those below, whether they know it or not.”

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CSeydel
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This was a soaring epic following a family in India from around 1900-1970. Gorgeous writing, intense sense of place, and a compelling plot made this fly by. Just shy of 5 stars because I felt it got a little too much in its own head at times and it could have been a bit tighter. But overall a sad but gratifying read.

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Follow.my.read
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My idea of a great shopping trip!#BlackFridayShopping#BYOB

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Can‘t wait to read these!!

#Trees
#HumbleHarvest

🌳 🌲

Eggs Gorgeous 🌳💚🌳 3mo
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Follow.my.read
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“Of course! I have my book”! #TheCovenantOfWater#AbrahamVerghese

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Follow.my.read
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Chilly rainy days are meant for reading! #TheCovenantOfWater#AbrahamVerghese

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Readerann
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Oh my, this swept me off my feet. I don‘t always love Oprah‘s picks, but this was a winner.

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mjtwo
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24 Sep-11 Oct 23 (audiobook)
A really good example of why narration is often best left to the professionals - autobiographies excepted . Verghese‘s narration is saved by the fact that it is a good story. Just.
This book spans several generations in Kerala and raises questions about fate, inheritance, vocation and what makes a family. The characters, particularly the women, are strong and their motivation and passions very real.
But the narration..

lynneamch I actually enjoyed the narration once I increased the speed to 1.5. My biggest issue was that it seemed way too long. While the medical/surgical detail was informative, it seemed unnecessary in moving the story forward. I did end up reading some of it in print. 3mo
mjtwo I should have tried that @lynneamch ! 3mo
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Cuilin
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What did you love or not about this novel? Was it too long?

AmyG I viewed this as a family saga. Also, historical fiction. 5mo
Amiable Ha ha! I‘m the #ChunksterChallenge lady. No such thing as too long. 😀 I love a good literary multigenerational novel. (edited) 5mo
Cuilin @Amiable same!!! 5mo
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Bookwormjillk Not too long for me! I didn‘t want it to end, and might read it again before the year is over! 5mo
Mitch I loved the length. I love getting fully immersed in the book - the multi generations and the links between peoples lives. I think I felt really ‘satisfied‘ by the end - which tells me it was probably just the right length! 5mo
Mitch I loved the strength of the female characters. They were resourceful and inventive - resilient and optimistic. I loved the level of description- enough to put you there but not enough to put the story on hold 5mo
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Cuilin
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For those who joined the #BuddyRead or read the book since it‘s release please join in the discussion if you wish.

Amiable As someone who has lived within 5 miles of the shore for more than 50 years, I can‘t imagine a life without water. How difficult to have to navigate your entire life around avoiding it. 5mo
Cuilin @Amiable I grew up on an Island never more than 2 hours from the sea, I agree the avoidance was interesting, even bathing! 5mo
AmyG My first thought was it was a family belief that caused much fear in the hearts of it‘s members. With every drowning the family members believed this curse was inevitable. Mothers (Big Ammachi) feared for their children. Her husband wouldn‘t go to Church as he would have to travel by boat. 5mo
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Cuilin @AmyG Yes, I‘m not superstitious so when they referred to it as a curse, I thought it was some sort of coincidence! 5mo
Amiable The lengths that Big Ammachi went through to try to protect her children from water made me think of parents who have children with life-threatening allergies (i.e. peanuts and other foods, etc.)The amount of constant vigilance it takes to keep your kids safe is physically and emotionally exhausting. As well as the fortitude and faith it takes to let them out of your sight. 5mo
Cuilin @Amiable I also love the relationship she had with her daughter 💗 5mo
Mitch It broke my heart how the issue shaped the decisions that the characters made every day of their lives. The fear they lived with was so very sad 5mo
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TrishB
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Such an amazing, immersive, generation spanning story. All the emotions ♥️ loved it.

Soubhiville What a lovely view! All the reviews have me wanting to read this 🙂📚. 5mo
JillR Yes! So glad it‘s good. Cutting for Stone remains one of my best ever reads and I‘m waiting oh so patiently (not!) for this in paperback, hoping it meets expectations! 5mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, I love the fall vibes! It‘s 94 degrees today 🥵 5mo
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Cinfhen And I agree, this book has all the feels! 5mo
LeahBergen Oh, your view! 🥰 5mo
TrishB @Soubhiville @JillR @Cinfhen @LeahBergen the book and the view are fantastic ❤️ Cindy- a nice 18 degrees here (65?) 5mo
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AmyG
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TrishB
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Todays reading 😁
#Gladstones

AmyG So good!!!! 5mo
TrishB @AmyG just finished- so amazing ♥️ 5mo
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AmyG
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This month I managed to read 2 books. And I am thrilled I even did that! I read the tagged book and The Most Likely Club - Elyssa Friedland.

#SummerEndReadathon @TheSpineView

julieclair Good for you! We all have months like that sometimes. 💙 5mo
CSeydel 2 books is great! The Covenant of Water is long, too. I love so much about Litsy but if I spend too long here, I definitely have to fight the urge to speed through books just to check them off my list. Sometimes I have to step back and read more “slow” books, or savor a more challenging read. 5mo
CSeydel Did you enjoy Covenant of Water, by the way? It‘s my book club‘s pick for November, so I‘m planning to start it soon 5mo
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AmyG @CSeydel it‘s fabulous! @julieclair Thanks for the encouragement 😘 5mo
CSeydel Yay! I‘m looking forward to it 🤩 5mo
dabbe Covenant should count as like five books IMHO. 🤩 5mo
AmyG @dabbe Ha! Agreed. 5mo
julieclair @CSeydel My book club is reading it in January. Guess I‘ll start in December. @AmyG Glad you loved it! I am not usually a long book person, but sometimes they‘re just the right thing. 5mo
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AmyG
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Favorite of this year (so far).

And with that my #Pantone2023 challenge is completed. @Clwojick
#Bookspin completed @TheAromaofBooks
#TBRTarot completed @CBee

Writeme So good! 5mo
Branwen Oooooh, I'll have to move it up on my tbr! 💙 5mo
AmyG @Branwen It‘s just a wonderful family saga. 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
CBee I‘ve heard nothing but good things about this! 5mo
AmyG You would love this book @CBee 5mo
CBee @AmyG I have Cutting for Stone on Kindle and I feel like I need to read it at just the right time 🧐 (edited) 5mo
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TrishB
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Waiting for train to Gladstone‘s 😁 this book is so good.

Cortg I‘m looking forward to this one! 5mo
Cinfhen Yay! So glad you‘re loving it - have a wonderful weekend 💚💚💚 5mo
TrishB @Cortg hope you love it. 5mo
TrishB @Cinfhen 😘 3/4 of the way through and it‘s still great. 5mo
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Deblovestoread
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After a false start at the beginning of the month I picked it up, started over and became enthralled. Part 7 dragged for me a bit but otherwise it‘s captivating. #ChunksterMini @Amiable #Booked23 #Featuring3Generations @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae @Cinfhen #SummerEndReadathon @TheSpineView #BuddyRead @Cuilin 4.5🌟

Cinfhen Perfect pick 🙌🏻😃 5mo
Amiable Great book! 5mo
TheSpineView Excellent!🤩 5mo
Cuilin Keep an eye open as I plan on some discussion questions this weekend. 🎉 5mo
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squirrelbrain
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OMG Cindy @Cinfhen - you have no idea how close I was to getting the Verghese for myself! I got some vouchers for my birthday and *nearly* ordered it this morning, but I got distracted with work! 😮‍💨

Thank you so much for your beautiful gifts; the other book looks fabulous too.

J just said that he thought the choc looked ‘husband-friendly‘ so I told him I thought not! 🤣

And your note is so sweet too! 😘🥰

Cinfhen Oh yay!!! Im so glad you didn‘t buy the book - I was hoping no one else had purchased it for you!!! Happy belated birthday xx 5mo
TrishB I‘m bringing my copy to Gladstone‘s 😁 5mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, good thinking @TrishB ! Good job I‘m driving and not catching the train; my ‘possibles‘ pile is already huge and I‘m thinking about adding Mr Osman to it as well. (If I can wait until next weekend to read it. 🤔) 5mo
TrishB I know what you mean! And I am on the train 😁 5mo
Megabooks Nice gifts! 5mo
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Deblovestoread
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Finally starting the tagged and about halfway on the other two.

#weekendreads

@rachelsbrittain

MissyD I feel like I‘ve found my tribe. I do print, digital and audio constantly 6mo
Silverneurotic @MissyD I do the same! 6mo
Megabooks Great choices!! 6mo
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Writeme
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Such a pleasure to read! Just as good as Cutting for Stone. It slows a bit in the middle, but had me riveted otherwise. If you love sprawling family dramas with an overarching theme, this is the book!

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This book is so beautifully written. I'm really enjoying it @Cuilin

Cuilin I love this quote too. Beautiful 😍 6mo
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Cuilin
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Wow! From that first line I‘m so amazed by the storytelling. How is everyone else? How far have you read? I read so much last weekend I thought I would finish it but life, work, and, reality continues to ruin my reading plans. Thoughts? I admit there been some 😭

@AmyG @Desha @Sapphire @Deblovestoread @Bookwormjillk @squirrelbrain @Mitch @AllDebooks @Amiable @Cinfhen

AmyG I am on page 200….absolutely loving it. So detailed and well-written. 6mo
Amiable Verghese is a master with words. 6mo
Deblovestoread I started on audio but need to switch to print. Have a couple of books to finish first so it will be later this week. 6mo
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Cinfhen I loved this book and was so awed by all the threads Verghese was able to weave 6mo
AllDebooks It's beautiful. Started last night 6mo
Sapphire I am reading on Kindle and it says 23% done. Loving it but life is making long reading sessions tough. 6mo
Cuilin @Sapphire I hear you. Glad you‘re loving it. 6mo
Cuilin @AllDebooks beautiful yes. 6mo
Cuilin @Cinfhen I‘m really loving it too 6mo
Cuilin @Amiable seriously masterful 6mo
Cuilin @AmyG agrees 6mo
AllDebooks Oh my, this book!!! 😍 I can't stop reading 6mo
Mitch Really great storytelling and as the time shifts and the connections intertwine it avoids feeling forced and unreal. The scenes are so vivid - I‘m tight in there! 6mo
Cuilin @AllDebooks same 😍 6mo
Cuilin @Mitch agreed. 6mo
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AllDebooks
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#SummerEndReadathon @TheSpineView

Despite a very busy week, I did manage a book a day. This was mostly due to a lot of waiting around for college enrolments.

LiteraryinLawrence That is so many books in one week!! 6mo
AllDebooks @LiteraryinLawrence tbh, the first 4 days were finishing up the last few chapters from last month's reads. I started Can you forgive her? way back in June 🫣😅 6mo
TheSpineView Wow! Great job! 6mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Top10Summer2023 @Cinfhen Thanks for the tag Suba ♥️ @batsy

I don‘t have 10 favourites. But I have these 6 favourites from the summer.
I tag all who‘d like to share theirs ! , @EverydayImReading would you like to share your summer favourites?! ♥️

batsy Lovely! Thank you for sharing. Glad to see a Celia Fremlin in there 🤩 I must read more of her. 6mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Celia never fails , love her 👍🏻❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing and tagging, Cathy! Need to check out the titles I‘m not familiar with 🤓 6mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Hi Cindy 😘 6mo
Cinfhen What‘s new, Cathy?!?? Hope all is well ♥️ 6mo
squirrelbrain I have an ARC of The Mess We‘re In, but didn‘t read it in advance of publication. I‘ll try to get to it soon! 6mo
Tamra What lovely spread! 6mo
LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️ 6mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen All is well Cindy, just very busy. I hope all is good with you X ❤️ 6mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I really enjoyed it. She has a very familiar way of writing. 🥰 6mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👍🏻❤️ you loved Covenant too I see 😁 6mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Tamra
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Might it be too long? Might it be a tad melodramatic? Might it have some contrived twists & turns?

Yes, but I loved every minute reading this saga!

How long will we have to wait for next Verghese novel? 😬

ShelleyBooksie The owls back! ♡ 6mo
Tamra @ShelleyBooksie she lives on the deck table so we get to spend quality time together most every day. 🦉☺️ 6mo
Amiable Loved this book! Have you ever read Verghese‘s “My Own Country: A Doctor‘s Story”? One of my all-time favorite works of narrative nonfiction. (edited) 6mo
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Tamra @Amiable no, but I will mark it TBR now and look to see what I can get through Libby! 6mo
jlhammar Yay, I loved every minute as well! It felt like a classic family saga--epic in scope, large cast of characters, lots of drama, old-fashioned in all the best ways. And just a pleasure to read. Worth the 14 year wait! 6mo
Tamra @jlhammar whole heartedly agree! 6mo
Cathythoughts I loved every minute too. Beautiful book ♥️💔 6mo
sisilia Ok now I‘m going to purchase this book 😅 6mo
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Tamra
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Oofta - the preceding chapter came as a surprise. 😳🥺

Cuilin It‘s fabulous. I‘m on chapter 26. 6mo
Tamra @Cuilin it‘s a ride! 6mo
Cuilin That picture is making me nervous 😟 6mo
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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We don‘t give a fig it‘s 98F - we‘re going to be outside reading because we‘ll spend Nov-Mar huddled indoors. 😂

I can‘t imagine being at the state fair though, hard pass on that activity.

CBee Going to a state fair would be more like a “sweat” fair for me these days 😂😅🥵 6mo
BkClubCare Right?! I love the State Fair; but go in my mind these days… (edited) 6mo
Tamra @CBee 😂 truth! I‘d have to stand in livestock barns in front of one of the fans. 6mo
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Tamra @BkClubCare 😆 perfect, yes! 6mo
Suet624 I've already started to get a bit depressed about the cold weather coming. Sounds like you and I have similar weather patterns. 6mo
Tamra @Suet624 I‘m in MN - cold winters & hot/humid summers. Though this heat spell is dry - woot! 😅 Where are you? 6mo
Suet624 I‘m in Vermont. The only difference between us is that winter runs until end of April. 6mo
CBee @Tamra we‘d be hanging with the cows and horses trying to stay cool 😂😂😂 6mo
Cathythoughts This is a beautiful picture ♥️ 6mo
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