Review: Cutting for Stone

Editorial Review - - Jamie Layton

I've been telling everybody to read this superb novel from Abraham Verghese. It is refreshing on every level from the setting (Ethiopia) to its characters (Indian medical workers, twin boys borne of a nun) to a complex web of storylines that covers every emotional base. This is one of those books you don't want to see end and that will leave you hungry for more. Shiva and Marion Stone are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth.Clarke - LibraryThing

This is the best book I have read for years. What I like best about the book is that each section of the book was so engaging. I was immediately drawn into the novel and even when Verghese changed to ... Read full review

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User Review  - emanate28 - LibraryThing

What an incredible read! I loved it--the story and the writing, the historical setting, the characters (well, of course I couldn't stand Genet ^^; and Shiva seemed rather flat, but how wonderful were ... Read full review

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User Review  - tkcs - LibraryThing

Lots to think about in this book: betrayal and forgiveness, lives broken and missing what would make them whole, repair of those things, being one's brother's keeper--all set mainly in Ethiopia ... Read full review

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This is just an amazing book! It has a wonderful story, interesting background and just beautifully written. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can recommend it!

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User Review  - Carlathelibrarian - LibraryThing

A very good story, enjoyed this and learned a lot about the times. Read full review

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User Review  - addunn3 - LibraryThing

Twin sons of a doctor and nun grow up in Ethiopia. Very well done story with excellent medical descriptions. Read full review

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