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Cutting for Stone

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Vintage Books , New York, USA
Physicians -- Fiction, Brothers -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Ethiopia -- Fiction, Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fi
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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. --back cover

StatementAbraham Verghese.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3622.E744 C87 2010
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination667 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24040797M
ISBN 100375714367
ISBN 139780375714368
LC Control Number2010290146
OCLC/WorldCa1027641093

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Verghese’s skill at intertwining so many stories is awesome and prohibits simple description of the novel as a whole. Feb 08,  · Those words provide an epigraph partway through Abraham Verghese’s first novel, “Cutting for Stone,” and also explain the surname of its narrator, Marion Stone, along with his.

Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary 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 Cutting for Stone book secret union between a beautiful Indian. Cutting for Stone is the complex story of the Praise family, focusing on twin brothers Marion and Shiva as they negotiate the hidden histories of their past while working hard to make medical advances for the future.

The novel opens with Sister Mary Praise leaving India to travel to Africa as a. Cutting for Stone Summary.

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Shiva gives Marion a going-away present: Thomas Stone's book with a bookmark inside that has a note from Sister Mary Joseph Praise. Hema gives him the copy of the print of St.

Teresa with a note saying Ghosh had it framed and wanted him to have it. A passionate, unique love affair sets Cutting for Stone in motion, and yet this romance remains a mystery even to the key players until the very conclusion of the novel.

How does the relationship between Sister Mary Joseph Praise and Thomas Stone affect the lives of Shiva and Marion, Hema and Ghosh, Matron and everyone else at Missing. Cutting for Stone The story is a riveting saga of twin brothers, Marion and Shiva Stone, born of a tragic union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa.

May 08,  · Cutting for Stone - the phrase is from the Hippocratic oath - is about twins born joined at the head, in a mission hospital in Addis Ababa half a century ago. Their mother, a Author: Aida Edemariam. Jul 05,  · The book follows Marion from when he is a baby to a fully grown up adult when he becomes a surgeon, and tells of differences between working in America and Ethiopia.

What comes off clearly from the pages throughout the novel is the author's love of medicine: and I guess he is basing the character of Ghosh on himself/5().

Jan 26,  · About Cutting for Stone A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold—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. Set primarily in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the mid–twentieth century, Cutting for Stone opens at the Missing Hospital with the unexpected and miraculous birth of Marion and Shiva to Sister Mary.

Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read. The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun (who dies) and a surgeon (who runs away).

The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth. An epic novel that spans continents and generations, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, compassion and redemption, exile An epic novel that spans continents and generations, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, compassion and redemption, exile and home that unfolds across five decades in India, Ethiopia, and America.

Feb 03,  · A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and jacksonmealsmatter.com 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 4/5(). Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese avg. rating · Ratings A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an enthralling family saga of Africa and.

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Feb 01,  · Abraham Verghese’s first novel, Cutting for Stone, with its huge cast of characters and exotic locales—including the Bronx—has a richness that recalls Conrad or Forster. Set mostly in and around Addis Ababa and New York, the story follows the life of Marion Praise Stone.

His mother, a nun. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Read online, or download in secure ePub format A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

Book Reviews Even with its many stories and layers, Cutting for Stone remains clear and jacksonmealsmatter.comse paints a vivid picture of these settings, the practice of medicine (he is also a physician) and the characters' inner conflicts.

An epic novel which starts out in Addis Ababa and ends in New York, Cutting for Stone is one of those books that stays with you long after you're done.

The story begins with an intense, anatomical description of the birth of Marion and Shiva, twin boys born to Sister Mary Joseph Praise and her lover, a brash English surgeon, Dr. Thomas Stone. Feb 06,  · CUTTING FOR STONE by The Indian nun, Sister Mary Joseph Praise, was a trained nurse who had met the British surgeon Thomas Stone on a sea voyage ministering to passengers dying of typhus.

She then served as his assistant for seven years. More by Abraham Verghese. BOOK. The title Cutting for Stone is a pretty on the nose, but it can take a while to figure it out if you're not a doctor who's memorized the Hippocratic jacksonmealsmatter.com's the professional promise that doctors make ("first do no harm") when they first become legit doctors, and one of its vows goes a little like this.

Feb 03,  · Cutting for Stone There are so many layers and themes to plumb in this intensely poignant and demanding book. Poignant for it's journey with love and loss and demanding for it's medical language and historical themes.

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Beyond that there is a spiritual journey /5(K). Dec 06,  · Cutting for Stone has the power to evoke cathartic reactions, much like Greek tragedies. The interest in the novel does not hinge upon the suspense created by Dr.

Thomas Stone’s disappearance at the beginning; the point of the novel is in telling a loaded, fascinating, and riveting story. PBR Book Review: At pages it certainly is a long book, but worth every second, earning five stars rating from this reader. Cutting For Stone is a sweeping family saga which draws you in and transports you to a small missionary hospital in Ethiopia.

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Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser Brand: Phantom Press.This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Ethiopian physician Abraham Verghese’s novel Cutting for Stone, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of selection, tells the story of twin brothers Marion and Shiva Stone who are born conjoined but are separated at the time of their birth.Jan 01,  · NPR Book Club For March: 'Cutting For Stone' March 8, • Throughout the month of March, NPR Books will be running an online discussion about Abraham Verghese's novel Cutting For Stone.