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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

Young surgeon Marion Stone develops his professional skills in Ethiopia and New York City while dealing with the unusual circumstances surrounding his birth and upbringing. Cutting for Stone defied my ... Read full review

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User Review  - rlsalvati - LibraryThing

My book club raved about this; my feelings are mixed. It took me a long time, close to 2/3 of the novel, to get into the story enough to want to read it for its own sake rather than as just a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - amymerrick - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this novel most for the education it gave me in medicine and Ethiopian history. Verghese, an infectious-disease specialist, is skilled at describing illness and surgery, usually in ways that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Helena81 - LibraryThing

3 1/2 stars. I greatly enjoyed the middle section with the twins coming of age in Ethiopia, but I found the story in the US less compelling. The writing is often lovely, and Marion a sympathetic narrator, but I often found it over long. I finished it, but I'm not sorry to be done. Read full review

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User Review  - FAR2MANYBOOKS - LibraryThing

Admittedly, there was some beautiful writing, and a very complex and well-researched story here, but it was overwhelmingly dense in medical and surgical information. Personally, I didn't really want ... Read full review

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User Review  - FAR2MANYBOOKS - LibraryThing

Admittedly, there was some beautiful writing, and a very complex and well-researched story here, but it was overwhelmingly dense in medical and surgical information. Personally, I didn't really want ... Read full review

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User Review  - JennysBookBag.com - LibraryThing

The storyline sounded interesting, but I wasn't crazy about the execution. I must be one of the few who didn't love this. Read full review

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User Review  - corioreo - LibraryThing

Whew! That was a long one. It was good, but if you're going to commit this kind of time to a book, I'd give you other recommendations. Read full review

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User Review  - Claudia.Anderson - LibraryThing

slow to start, ponderous, only the last section held my interest, narrator was good for a story with Indian characters Read full review

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User Review  - Jodeneg - LibraryThing

Took a while to get into this. I put it down and read other books while reading. I liked it but wasn't a page turner. Read full review


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