Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese! We had a tie so I used random.org and it picked numero 2 which was Cutting for Stone. ;)
Description: A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an enthralling family saga of
Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.
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, 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. Yet it will
be love, not politics—their passion for the same woman—that will tear them apart
and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He 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 trusted
least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who
An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life,
and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of
I'm excited! This has been on my TBR list for awhile.
We will discuss chapters 1-26 on July 13th and the whole book / last part on the 27th!
I hope you join us and don't forget to come back Friday to finish our discussion on One Summer by David Baldacci!