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19 July 2012 @ 11:31 am
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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone

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A stunning debut novel from the author of My Own Country: an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, fathers and sons, doctors and patients, exile and home.

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin scions of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a shared fascination with medicine, the brothers come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will not be politics, but love—their passion for the same woman—that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding work as an intern at an underfunded Bronx hospital. When the past catches up to him—nearly destroying him—Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.

Cutting for Stone—intensely suspenseful, deeply moving, and unexpectedly funny—is both an unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.

Kindle Edition672 pages
Published 2009 by Vintage

~Lirpa~: Books: Kittykatje0711 on July 19th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an interesting book.

Are you going to read 50 Shades of Grey?
Spicedogs: DiegoReadsspicedogs on July 19th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
It is really interesting book. I think that the continuous medical description may turn some people off, though.

No, I'm not reading that book, yet. Are you? I have not decided whether I am interested in it or not. How about you?

BTW, love that kitty icon.
~Lirpa~: READ Stephen Kingkatje0711 on July 19th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
It is graphic or just medically heavy?

Maybe, if someone passes it along my way.

Spicedogs: readspicedogs on July 19th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
The book I'm reading just has lots of descriptions about surgery, etc. I think that it shows that the author knows what he is talking about (he was a surgeon himself). but it could turn some people off.

I have no interest, so far, in 50 shades. But I may change my mind. Who knows.