'Til the well runs dry : a novel / Lauren Francis-Sharma.

Nā: Francis-Sharma, Lauren.
Momo rauemi: materialTypeLabelPukapukaEdition: First edition.Whakaahuatanga: 382 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780805098037 (hardcover); 0805098038 (hardcover).Ngā marau: Women -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction | Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- Fiction | Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- FictionGenre/Form: Love stories. | Love stories. | Domestic fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early '60s. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home 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.
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"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.

Includes bibliographical references (page 383).

"An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early '60s. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home 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.

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Library Journal Review

Francis-Sharma's first novel tells the story of Marcia Garcia, a Trinidadian seamstress with a troubled family history and two young boys to raise. The story starts in 1943, when Marcia marries a young police officer named Farouk Karam and follows their relationship along its rocky path through 1965. Most of her life, Marcia struggles to nurture their now four kids single-handedly while protecting her many secrets, as Farouk lives in a nearby city and deals with problems of his own. Eventually, Marcia makes a risky and courageous decision, which she hopes will save her family from the same struggles that life has dealt her. The chapters are alternately narrated by Marcia, Farouk, and their daughter, Jacqueline, thereby giving the reader a chance to understand each character thoroughly. Verdict The author does an excellent job of developing her characters and expressing the difficulties of their lives, while providing the reader with authentic Trinidadian touches. An excellent book for fans of historical fiction and Caribbean tales, this will also be appreciated by those who enjoy following characters through large segments of their life, rather than just viewing a snapshot of time.-Katie Wernz, Kent State Univ. Lib., OH (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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