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Cutting For Stone
by Abraham Verghese
From The Jacket:A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel, an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.Yet it will be love, not politics, their passion for the same women, that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an under funded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him, nearly destroying him, Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life and an epic story about the power intimacy and curious beauty of the work of healing others.
My entire book club loved this book and it provoked many lively discussions. As a group we went out to dinner to an Ethiopian restuarant.
by-Mary Jo 2010/01/27, 06:20 AM
At 500 pages it was certainly a long book, but worth every second earning five stars rating from this reader! Beautifully written with detail and precision, you will miss it when it ends.
by-PBR 2009/06/23, 08:38 PM
This was an excellent book! You will ponder this book long after you put it down. I loved the characters.
by-Andrea 2009/06/15, 07:27 AM
This book is destined to be a classic. It is a beautifull written saga set in Ethopia dealing with an array of cultural and human struggles. Abraham's characters are so finely developed, you will know them by the books end. He also has detailed fascinating descriptions of Ethiopian culture and history. Really glad I read it.
by-Sara 2009/05/13, 06:59 PM

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