In this video, Oprah unveils her 101st book club pick, The Covenant of Water
, the long-awaited second novel from best-selling author Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone
Inspired by his great-grandmother, who, as a child, married a widower, Verghese introduces the fictional Big Ammachi, matriarch of a Christian community in Kerala, India. We follow three generations from 1900 to 1977 through mysterious drownings, afflictions, colonialism and independence. This epic tale soars with lyricism and tension, transporting you across time and continents.
"It's one of the best books I've read in my entire life," Oprah said of her latest pick. "It's epic. It's transportive. Many moments during the read I had to stop and remember to breathe. I couldn't put the book down until the very last page. It was unputdownable!" So, clear your schedule and immerse yourself in this instant classic, which Verghese, a physician, wrote while simultaneously working as a professor of medicine at Stanford University.
Join Oprah, Abraham Verghese, and Oprah's Book Club readers for a special discussion of The Covenant of Water
on Oprah Daily
in a few weeks. Click here to view the read-along schedule.
Get the novel now on Apple Books