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Book Appétit Literary Feast: Abraham Verghese

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Book Appétit Literary Feast: Abraham Verghese - San Antonio Book Festival
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The Book Festival is proud to present its annual Literary Feast: the Book Appétit luncheon featuring ABRAHAM VERGHESE, a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of healthcare who is also a phenomenally successful author of books such as Cutting for Stone and My Own Country. His long-awaited newest book is The Covenant of Water. This event, benefiting the 12th anniversary of the Book Festival at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center, is not to be missed!

Honorary Chairs: Martin & Ana Acevedo


Event Chairs: Daniela Gonzalez de Serna & Antonio Serna IV

Event Committee: Alejandra & Mac Altgelt • Tracey Bennett • Heather Ford Caussade & Luke Caussade • Tisha & Chuck Cortines • Mary Flanagan & Michael Lichtenstein • Katy & Ted Flato • Liecie & Nick Hollis • Sherry & Ed Layman • Jennifer Lloyd • Sarah Magill McLornan & Paul McLornan • Anne & Chuck Parrish • Angela & Trey Rabke • Heather Welder Russo & David Russo • Melissa C. Sorola • Shannon & David Stephens • Bailey Tulloch & Colin Roberts 

This event is sold out. If you need to pay for your seat(s) at a sponsored table, please contact katie@kinderdebauche.com.


About Abraham Verghese

“Grand, spectacular, sweeping and utterly absorbing… It is a better world for having a book in it that chronicles so many tragedies in a tone that never deviates from hope.” — New York Times Book Review

“One of the best books I’ve read in my entire life. It’s epic. It’s transportive… It was unputdownable!” — Oprah Winfrey, OprahDaily.com

Abraham Verghese is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of several books, including the NBCC Award finalist My Own Country and the New York Times Notable Book The Tennis Partner. His 2009 book Cutting for Stone spent 107 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Verghese was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2016, has received five honorary degrees, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He practices medicine at Stanford University where he is the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine. A decade in the making, The Covenant of Water is his first book since Cutting for Stone. 



March 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The Witte Museum Mays Family Center
3801 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
(210) 357-1900
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