Cutting for Stone

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Random House India, May 17, 2012 - Fiction - 556 pages
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 and 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. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
 

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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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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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Abraham Verghese is a physician and the author of two acclaimed books of non-fiction, The Tennis Partner and My Own Country. A Malayali, he was born and raised in Ehiopia. Dr Verghese attended Madras Christian College and later Madras Medical College, and since then has studied and worked in the USA. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. A graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his essays and short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Granta. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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