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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

Wonderfully plotted story with a string of authentic and believable characters. It is, by turns, uplifting and devastating. It's a long book, but the pace rarely slackens. It's a complex plot, but it ... Read full review

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User Review  - shejoh - LibraryThing

What a book. I'm ashamed to admit that I picked it up and put it down about 10 times before I acually read it because the cover didn't do anything for me. The image of the boys on the front was bleak ... Read full review

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User Review  - keneumey - LibraryThing

Cutting for Stone is a complex story about family, medicine, poverty, exile and revolution. I found it captivating. The story is told from the point of view of a young surgeon who was born a conjoined ... Read full review

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User Review  - ericasmithx - LibraryThing

Loved this book. Everyone should read this - and stick with it. I found it slow going at first, but it turned out to be a brilliant narrative. i was sorry when I was done. Read full review

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User Review  - turtlesleap - LibraryThing

This book offers pretty much all of the things I look for in reading material--deep, rich characters, an interesting setting, a compelling and unpredictable story, and a look at an aspect of life that ... Read full review

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User Review  - browner56 - LibraryThing

In one translation of the Hippocratic Oath, the ancient pledge that doctors take when starting their medical practice, there is a line that says: ďI will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom ... Read full review

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User Review  - NellieMc - LibraryThing

Entirely engrossing, with characters especially well drawn out. Too often books about Africa dwell on the bigger picture and subjects - politics, poverty, catastrophes - this one describes both the natives and the people who are drawn to work there. Highly recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

This is a debut novel for Abraham Verghese. It is a family saga across several decades and a story of redemption for many of the family members. Marion and Shiva are twins born to Dr. Stone and Sister ... Read full review

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Amazing story
Intellectual and moving

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