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ISBN: 0307357775 / ISBN-13: 9780307357779

Cutting for Stone

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  • Cutting for Stone (Random House Canada) – Hardcover (2009)
    by Abraham Verghese, M.D.

    Cutting for Stone

    Hardcover, Random House Canada
    2009
    English
    560 pages

    ISBN: 0307357775
    ISBN-13: 9780307357779

    International Bestseller A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel -- an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born 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 preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia ... Show more

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Reviews of Cutting for Stone

Overall customer rating: 4.134
Paul T

Fascinating story.

by Paul T on Jan 16, 2014

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!

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calexom@gmail.com

Excellent book

by calexom@gmail.com on May 30, 2013

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

Robert  M

Excellent Novel

by Robert M on Dec 15, 2011

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.

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deanie t
by deanie t on Dec 8, 2011

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.

Lynda

First rate

by Lynda on Sep 15, 2011

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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