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Cutting for Stone

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This is a masterly debut novel, visceral in its power, heartbreaking in its tenderness. Transporting the reader from the 1940s to the present, from a ... Show synopsis

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  • Fascinating story. Jan 16, 2014
    by Paul T

    A story of the life of a Physician.
    A boyhood spent in a mission hospital in Addis Abba and his early career as a doctor in the U.S.
    This is a really good read.
    The times in the mission hospital are well described and interspersed with clinical histories.
    Life as a junior physician (intern) in the poorer end of New York and the characters he works with are well defined .
    The writing is excellent. I enjoyed this book!

  • Excellent book May 30, 2013
    by calexom@gmail.com

    Superb writing. Gripping reading especially for those with some medical background since the author often uses medical terminology.

  • Excellent Novel Dec 15, 2011
    by Robert M

    This is a very well written, educatonal and interesting novel. Excellent character development. One the best novels I've read in years.
    My only negative has nothing to do with the book itself, but with it's condition discription by the seller. Every paragraph is marked with an X in pencil, and ocassional comments. The discription indicated the book was in excellent condition with no mention of the markings.

  • Dec 8, 2011
    by deanie t

    Didn't care for this long drawn out story. Could have been told in half the pages. Had to read first half of book before the story got somewhat interesting. Took everything I had not to toss it aside before finishing.

  • First rate Sep 15, 2011
    by Lynda

    Easy to understand why this book spent so long on the NYT best seller list. The author has honed his writing skills and tells a very good story.

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