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Podcast Mini-Series Launching Today: Oprah Winfrey and Author Abraham Verghese in conversation: "The Covenant Of Water" Companion Podcast

Today: 6-Episode Mini Series from OWN Podcasts Launching June 21, 2023


Super Soul Presents: 


“The Covenant of Water” Companion Podcast 


Oprah Winfrey in Conversation with Author Abraham Verghese 


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Episode 1 Live Today:


“The Covenant of Water is truly one of the most gripping, exquisite novels I have ever read. Now I’m excited for you to hear our captivating conversation with the brilliantly talented author, Dr. Abraham Verghese.” - Oprah Winfrey


On June 21, 2023 – OWN Podcasts launched a new 6-part series featuring Oprah Winfrey in conversation with author Abraham Verghese to talk through the themes and plot of his latest New York Times best-selling book, The Covenant of Water. This latest selection in Oprah’s Book Club, Oprah felt compelled to create space for a special conversation to dig deeper into this powerful novel in a one-on-one discussion with the writer to unveil and dissect all that the rich text has to offer. 


About the podcast, Oprah says, “Come along with me on a soulful, extraordinary journey through adventure, family secrets, medical mysteries, romance, and finally, the shimmering resilience of the human spirit.”


Episodes of “The Covenant of Water” Companion Podcast will be released weekly on Wednesdays starting today, June 21st. Listen wherever you find podcasts and watch on YouTube and Spotify. Copies of The Covenant Of Water are available wherever books are sold.


About the Book: 


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.


About the Author:


Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also a best-selling author and a physician with a reputation for his focus on healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine. He received the Heinz Award in 2014 and was awarded the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama, in 2015.



Photos of Oprah with author Abraham Verghese: HERE

Photo of Oprah Winfrey: HERE

Video Trailer: Watch The Trailer

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