Oprah Winfrey Picks New Verghese Novel for Her Book Club

The hotly anticipated new novel by Abraham Verghese, “The Pledge of Water,” is Oprah Winfrey’s most recent book club pick.

“The Agreement of Water,” distributed Tuesday, is Verghese’s most memorable work of fiction since his million-selling “Cutting for Stone” turned out in 2009. Verghese’s ongoing book is a multigenerational adventure set in India from 1900-1977.

“This is one of the main five books I’ve perused in the course of my life. What’s more, I’ve been perusing since I was 3,” Winfrey said in an explanation. “It’s epic. It’s transportive. Numerous minutes during the read I needed to pause and make sure to relax. I was unable to put the book down until the absolute last page — it was unputdownable!”

Verghese said in an explanation that getting the call from Winfrey, the fantasy of endless creators, felt like a “supernatural occurrence.”

“My considerations were hustling back during that time in addition to of composing ‘The Agreement of Water,’ during which time my mom kicked the bucket, and Coronavirus had plummeted on us,” he said. “After we hung up I understood that I’d reflexively ascended to my feet and remained as such all through our long visit.”

Verghese, 67, is an Ethiopian-conceived doctor who has likewise composed two diaries. He got a Public Humanities Decoration from President Barack Obama in 2015, and was lauded during the White House function for a “scope of capability” that reaches out from “his endeavors to underscore compassion in medication, to his creative renderings of the human show.”

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