Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone

Large Print - 2011
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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother's death and their father's disappearance, sharing a preternatural connection and a fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, this is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and miracles. (Bestseller)
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781594134982
9781410439727
1410439720
Characteristics: 977 p. (large print) : map ; 23 cm

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erinsnest
Oct 09, 2017

Read in Sept 2017.......I couldn't wait to get back to reading this when life got in the way. This is one that's going on my favourites list. Found this on my shelves in the basement, and read it so that I could get it out of there....but it will stay! (Note: will lend to Alice F, is in the back of my escape, Oct 14 2017)

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xiaojunbpl12
Aug 16, 2017

My G(h)osh!

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cniedt
Apr 17, 2017

Never has a book brought me to tears, or made my heart well up as Cutting for Stone did. Being a reader who doesn't typically enjoy overly descriptive writing, Verghese's style was so captivating. Medical terminology and unfamiliar language references aside, I found this book so beautifully written. Yes-I had to goggle a few words to grasp meaning, but it didn't stop me from turning pages! Often I found myself rereading a phrase, a sentence, or paragraph over again because of the amazing image it created in my mind. This story pulls one into a world that takes many different directions but always brings you back to the heart of the man telling his story. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ. Don't let the size of this book keep you from reading it.

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avalon01
Feb 14, 2017

Absolute fantastic read. Don't be intimidated by it's size. I didn't want it
to end. It ranks with the best.

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peacebenow
Dec 08, 2016

Follow this Indian family through their lives in Ethiopia. Thoroughly engaging. I couldn't put it down. Has medical/physician theme throughout. Characters will win you over and you'll want to see them all succeed!

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melmccurdy
May 23, 2016

An epic novel that spans multiple continents and encompasses everything from political coups to the evolution of medicine - but ultimately is about family and brotherhood and the unyielding love that binds us together.
Absolutely brilliant.

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gatesand
Mar 10, 2016

'Thoroughly enjoyed this read. It was a fresh storyline, set in Ethiopia with interesting characters. I also liked the historical aspects. It's up there with the best books I've read.

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LakeHouseJoe
Feb 26, 2016

Fascinating story, almost as though the author has written from his own life history. Don't miss it!

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tegan
Feb 22, 2016

This book is well written and the characters' stories intertwine beautifully (like a Franzen novel). But, for my taste I found this novel too sad and too descriptive in its bodily descriptions.

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ulyana_d
Dec 22, 2015

absolutely beautiful.

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mrsgail5756 Apr 12, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

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21221009739498
Dec 22, 2011

'Why must I do what is hardest?'
'Because, Marion, you are an instrument of God. Don't leave the instrument sitting in its case, my son. Play!' - the advice of Matron to a young Marion

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mary138
Feb 20, 2012

About the life of a twin fathered by a brilliant surgeon and his assistant, a nun. Mother dies in childbirth and the story goes through his life as he tries to understand what his calling is.

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