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Cutting for Stone

[a Novel]

Verghese, A.

(Audiobook CD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Cutting for Stone
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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 at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, they are bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine. Marion flees his homeland fresh out of medical school when he and his brother fall in love with the same woman. He goes to work in an underfunded New York hospital until his past catches up with him, nearly destroying him, and he must trust his life to his father and brother.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2009
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9781415962114
1415962111
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction VERGHESE
Characteristics: 19 sound discs (23 hr., 54 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Malhotra, Sunil

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Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, Marion and Shiva Stone are 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.

Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia and makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him--nearly destroying him--Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he truste... Read More »

Marion and Shiva Stone, twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.

Marion and Shiva Stone, twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.

Wonderful epic family saga involving conjoined twins that are separated, their mother, a nun, their surgeon father who abandons them, and how, as adults, the past must be faced and reconciled.


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Jan 13, 2014
  • wendydunder rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

riveting all the way through. I listened as a recorded book . The narrator was perfect.

Aug 14, 2013
  • librarylizzard rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I listened to this on CD at the recommendation of a coworker and many customers. I was not disappointed - the novel centered on subject matter outside my usual comfort zone (Ethiopia, an underprivileged hospitals, military coups, etc.). I was furious at Marion for some of the silly decisions he made regarding a certain female character, but the story overall captivated and educated me. Well worth it, and especially as an audiobook because the narration is superb.

Dec 28, 2009
  • vas_seabass rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a long-awaited book with my being on the hold list for months. I am typically a little let down whenever I find myself in such anticipation of a highly desired book. I was however, captivated by the characters and the exposure to Ethiopia/Africa. The central medical theme of the book never got old or too technical. While this won't be a book I will "always remember", I will never forget the characters. Very well written, with excellent character development. I especially looked forward each day to becoming more acquainted with Amma and Ghosh. MarionShiva were very lucky to have the turn of events that led to getting parents such as them.

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