Cutting for Stone (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DawsonOakes - LibraryThing
i thought this to be a beautiful novel. verghese's style is compelling and lovely. there's a lot going on in this story - the arc of the characters and the plot, medical lessons, lessons of history ... Read full review