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'Til the Well Runs Dry

A Novel

By Lauren Francis-Sharma

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

Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book in Fiction
Booklist Starred Review
O, The Oprah Magazine "10 Titles to Pick Up Now"

A glorious and moving multigenerational, multicultural saga that sweeps from the 1940s through the 1960s in Trinidad and the United States.

In a seaside village in the north of Trinidad, young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed sixteen-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 help from a tea-brewing obeah woman to guarantee her ardor), the rewards and risks in Marcia's life amplify forever.

'Til the Well Runs Dry sees Marcia and Farouk from their sassy and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia's secret, entangle the couple and their children in a tumultuous scandal, and put the future in doubt for all of them.

With this deeply human novel, Lauren Francis-Sharma gives us an unforgettable story about a woman's love for a man, a mother's love for her children, and a people's love for an island rich with calypso and Carnival, cricket and salty air, sweet fruits and spicy stews-a story of grit, imperfection, steadfast love and of Trinidad that has never been told before.

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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: 1
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: 1
Call Number: F Francis-Sharma