Cutting for Stone
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, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age... show more
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, 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.
Publish date: January 26th 2010
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
I think my biggest problem with this book was the unnecessary details. For example, he starts off with something interesting about how a teacher discovered Shiva's having given up speech...and promptly goes off for several paragraphs about the school and organizations and details that didn't add any...
This is great novel. Just fantastic storytelling. And it's a novel about surgeons who love their work by an author who shares and also loves their work. It almost made me want to be a surgeon (and that's a huge leap, believe me). The characters are fully fleshed out, and it's a monumental story,...
When I started this book I had no idea that it would end up being my favourite book of the year. It was so unexpectedly moving and brilliant that I am still shocked it's over. Abraham Verghese writes the kind of story that makes you a part of his world. A hospital compound in Ethiopia inhabited b...
I'd seen this pop up periodically on my friends' list on Goodreads, almost always with raves and often five stars. But I avoided it for a while because what I'd heard of the plot made it sound so unbelievably ludicrous. The story of a Siamese twin born to a disgraced nun? Seriously? I thought it wou...