'Til the Well Runs Dry

'Til the Well Runs Dry

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"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" --
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805098037
Characteristics: 382 pages : map ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Until the well runs dry


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May 20, 2016

This story covers a 20 year span and follows a young Trinidadian woman named Marcia as she struggles to raise her children while coping with the on again/off again relationship of their father. Marcia is a strong, independent and interesting character. The book is full of the sights, sounds and customs of Trinidad and the author also manages to weave a bit of Trinidad's history into the story as well. A good choice if you like family sagas.

Dec 03, 2014

I almost stopped reading 'Til the Well Runs Dry about 1/3 of the way in. I thought the novel was going in a certain direction, and would be predictable. I was wrong. I think the story is well told, and has many thought provoking threads throughout the story. I think most readers would find it worthwhile.

Jun 25, 2014

An unusual and fascinating setting for this story : Trinidad. I f you want to learn about the history and the inhabitants of this Island , this is the book to pick. However, the colloquial language in the dialogues hampers the flow of the novel.
Realism at its best : the USA is far from being a dream land for some immigrants. Ms Francis-Sharma has the courage and talent to show it.

madison382 May 10, 2014

Ms. Francis-Sharma is a very captivating writer, her writing bewitched you from the first page to the very last.


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