Friday, May 30, 2014

#FridayReads: Til the Well Runs Dry By Lauren Francis-Sharma

"A first novel, yes. But balanced with experiences, imagery, and characters that linger on the flesh. Eyes. In the heart. And as I read the last paragraph and closed the book, I knew that I had experienced an amazing journey of light. Thank you my dear sister for this wonderful book." —Sonia Sanchez, poet and writer

"With an intense voice, Lauren Francis-Sharma draws us into old Trinidad, weaving a classic immigrant's tale, punctuated with the heady scents and rhythms of a bygone time, carrying us to the new world." -- Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, author of A Tiger in the Kitchen

Lauren Francis-Sharma, a child of Trinidadian immigrants, was born in New York City and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two children. 'Til the Well Runs Dry is her first novel.

 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.


  1. To comprehend that units which held as a result of distinct Artist highly successful people then simply now we have gucci replica that Chanel Perle Solar shades distressed as a result of Avoi Longoria, additionally, the Camelia solar shades distressed as a result of Angelina Jolie. It mannequin contains twin colorings per website. The top website is known for a gucci replica dreary less sunlit areas through soles aquiring a ideal and even vary less sunlit areas. It mannequin is amazingly legendary in between kids in recent times. Thinking in several other why people love tag heuer replica a lot of these eye glasses, they both bring yearly development service contract. Furthermore they supplies a whole Chanel court case. Simply because practically all solar shades contain, they have also been UV400, UVA and even UVB. The various glasses moreover bring distinctive tones as a result of which will in chanel replica that accessories. Some other mannequin which can be moreover highly legendary is definitely the Chanel Chaine Solar shades. This is often moreover it is said the favourite in burberry replica She Lohan. That Chanel 5143 Solar shades also are one of the more complicated units announced as a result of Chanel.


I appreciate your comments and feedback. You are the reason, I blog. Be sure to follow my updates in real-time via Twitter @Literanista or on the Facebook Page and send me your thoughts, ideas, and questions.Thanks!

Web Analytics