Cutting for Stone
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 woman — 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 underfunded, 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Cutting for StoneUser Review - Sheila Callahan - Goodreads
I've been waiting two years to read this book. The school library's copy went missing for nearly a year and I finally managed to check it out last week. "Wow," is all I can say. This book is so good ... Read full review
Review: Cutting for StoneUser Review - John Vibber - Goodreads
I won't debase “Cutting for Stone” with superlatives. It's a coming-of-age story that has magic in its setting, character, and plot development, and prominence in its wisdom and humanity. If you need ... Read full review