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User Review  - emanate28 - www.librarything.com

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  - lisapeet - LibraryThing

Good overall, although ultimately the characters never felt all that deeply nuanced. Or rather, the characterization was uneven to the point where they struck me more as vessels to move the plot along ... Read full review

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User Review  - abergsman - LibraryThing

The slow start is one of the only reasons I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5. Thanks to being around surgeons for the last 10 years, I understood almost all of the medical jargon on first read, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - SteveLindahl - LibraryThing

I almost gave up on Cutting For Stone. The beginning of this long novel had too many detailed descriptions of medical procedures and seemed to spend more time than necessary on the back stories of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lylee - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. I frequently find myself thinking about some of the medical practices described as techniques learned or used by many of the medical characters. Because so much of the book takes ... Read full review

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User Review  - yvonne.sevignykaiser - LibraryThing

This is one of those books that you find yourself going back and rereading sections just to make sure you catch all the complexities of he story. I must also say for me I was not into the story until ... Read full review

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User Review  - MelAnnC - LibraryThing

I really enjoy this book about the twin brothers, Marion and Shiva. At times, the detail was almost too much, but the story was rich with twists of betrayal and honesty and courage. I learned a lot about Ethiopia and medicine along with Marion and Shiva's family and friends. Read full review

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User Review  - Laurochka - LibraryThing

I loved this book! Marion's voice is endearing, evocative and narrates this epic beautifully. The book is crazy but believable. It examines love, familial and otherwise, medicine,faith and fate. It drew me in and swept me along. A great read! Read full review

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User Review  - addunn3 - www.librarything.com

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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User Review  - MarkPlunkett - LibraryThing

An excellent story set against an Indian/Ethiopian cultural background. Read full review


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