Cutting for Stone

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of The Covenant of Water: An enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. “Filled with mystical scenes and deeply felt characters.... Verghese is something of a magician as a novelist.” —USA Today

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.
This sweeping, emotionally riveting novel that "shows how history and landscape and accidents of birth conspire to create the story of a single life" (Los Angeles Times).

Fiction & Literature
February 3
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Prairemoth ,

Cutting for Stone

There are so many layers and themes to plumb in this intensely poignant and demanding book. Poignant for it's journey with love and loss and demanding for it's medical language and historical themes. Beyond that there is a spiritual journey of a mystical nature that will not disappoint. Cutting for Stone is both original in story and wise in discourse. A book to read more than once for pleasure and new discovery. Put on the top of your list if you ever care for patients in any facility or work with immigrant doctors.

Mz Carrie ,

Cutting for Stone

A fabulous book. Well written with sufficient technical detail to make it authentic while still making the story flow. I couldn't put it down.

Baby hao ,

Cutting for stone

As a surgeon in training this book could not have come to me at a better time. I loved it, teaches u a lot about life and the art of surgery. Great writing, as someone who reads a lot, I can say this is the best book I have ever read!

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