Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

  • Release Date: 2009-02-03
  • Genre: Literary
Cutting for Stone book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,062 Ratings)

Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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) is an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

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User reviews about this book

  • Breathtaking imagery

    By Willowwise
    Beautifully written with deep, meaningful passages reflecting the passion of our souls. I never thought I'd be so captivated by such in-depth medical detail, but I found it all fascinating. I want to turn around and read it all again.
  • Great

    By rahmh
    Such a great book. I was afraid to start it cuz of all the medical terms & details I knew existed from the reviews. However I did buy it & it turned out to be one of the best I've ever read. I enjoyed it so much that I couldn't put down.
  • Too hard

    By Misghana sengal
    Somebody recommended this book to me as I am Ethiopian however I find it very hard. I mean the vocabularies were confusing. I would prefer if the writer wrote it a little simpler.
  • Great and moving book

    By A gold issue
    I read so many reviews that this was a top ten favorite and I must agree. I also read that others wept when the book ended. Not just for the story but that the story was over and they had to say goodbye to the characers. I agree here too. It is so odd that I have felt a sense of grieving today since I finished the book. It is sad that I have to say goodbye to the characters. I almost want to start the book all over again. Great character development and vocabulary. Interesting story with political and realistic situations. A fascinating insight into the world of medicine and a great story about relationships. A wonderful read! I am very happy that this book was recommended to me. Thank you!
  • Wonderful read!

    By Ames0811
    This book brings together soul searching , dark humor and intrigue together in the most interesting way. After the first few pages , you won't be able to put it down
  • Cutting for Stone

    By dangerdwh
    This book took me over one year to finish, which normally would not lead to a very positive rating. I really struggled to get into the book, but I'm glad I picked it up again so that I could experience the page turning thrill that this book eventually provided. The vocabulary and descriptions used in the book are fantastic. As someone currently in a medical residency program, I am both envious and in awe of the physical diagnosis skills of physicians in "developing" countries depicted so well in this book. Overall, the characters came alive for me and I felt their highs and lows. This isn't a book to pick up for a casual read, but if you are willing to put in the time, it's worth every minute.
  • Excellent - as a surgeon

    By Andrew Pgh
    Beyond the aspect of being an attending surgeon for 7 years; this is a tremendous book with cultural implications, deep character development with sudden shifts in the plot. Work every penny paid.
  • Cutting For Stone

    By Janniek2
    I loved this book! It is 3:45 in the morning and I have just finished reading it. I couldn't wait to see what happened. Sadly, I have finished. I didn't want this book to end. It kept me enthralled throughout the whole story. The pages flew by and the words jumped off the page so that you felt every emotion, smelled every scent and knew each character intimately. An amazing read,to say the least!
  • Cutting for Stone

    By ShivaMarion
    Wonderful captivating book! A page turner, so well written. Thank you!
  • Cutting For Stone

    By CDB54
    Great read!

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