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'Til the Well Runs Dry

A Novel

By Lauren Francis-Sharma

The New York Times Sunday Book Review Shortlist • Booklist Starred Review • O, The Oprah Magazine "10 Titles to Pick Up Now"

"As universally touching as it is original."—The New York Times

"[A] vivid debut."—People

"I was swept away.... like the first time I read my aunt’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God."—Lucy Ann Hurston

A glorious and moving multi-generational, multicultural saga that begins in the 1940s and sweeps through the 1960’s in Trinidad and the United States

Lauren Francis-Sharma's 'Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman (so taken with Marcia that he elicits the help of a tea-brewing obeah woman to guarantee her ardor), the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever.

On an island rich with laughter, Calypso, Carnival, cricket, beaches and salty air, sweet fruits and spicy stews, the novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal, and endanger the future for all of them.

'Til the Well Runs Dry tells the twinned stories of a spirited woman’s love for one man and her bottomless devotion to her children. For readers who cherish the previously untold stories of women’s lives, here is a story of grit and imperfection and love that has not been told before.

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Book

Availability

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780805098037


Format: Book
Author: Francis-Sharma, Lauren
Summary: "An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early Sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild" -- Provided by publisher.
Title: 'Til the well runs dry : a novel / Lauren Francis-Sharma.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Subject: Women -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction. Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction. Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780805098037 (hardcover) 0805098038 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Francis-Sharma
Oclc: 852745704
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Bib Id: 513325

Format: Book
Author: Francis-Sharma, Lauren.
Summary: "An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early Sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild" -- Provided by publisher.
Title: 'Til the well runs dry : a novel / Lauren Francis-Sharma.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Description: 382 pages : map ; 25 cm
Subjects: Women -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction.
Subjects: Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Other Title: Until the well runs dry
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (page 383).
LCCN: 2013021371
ISBN: 9780805098037 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0805098038 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Francis-Sharma