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William Hardcastle, December 9, 2013 (view all comments by William Hardcastle)
One of the best books I've ever read. A complex story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles. A page turning, adventure through a family's history from India, to Africa, to NYC.
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This book made me want to visit Ethiopia, somewhere I never thought I'd have an interest in....
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Don't judge this book by its cover! Contrary to what the cover suggests, Cutting for Stone is an excellent read. An epic, intense, well-written, moving story.
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jeris143, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by jeris143)
Absolutely amazing book, beautiful language! Made me want to read all of the author's books!
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Absolutely amazing book, beautiful language! Made me want to read all of the author's books!
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Product details 688 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375714368 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I'm used to reading good authors, but Verghese is so good, he blew me away. He writes with such detached compassion that Ethiopia becomes your homeland, and Matron, Ghosh, Marion and Shiva Stone, and all the rest become your friends, your neighbors, and your family. Do yourself a favor: read this book.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Cutting for Stone is both an excellent read and a gift that keeps on giving: I've recommended this book to many, many customers — some of whom have come back to thank me personally and buy more copies as gifts. The plot travels in many diverse directions, but eventually converges to create one solid story; you'll love, laugh, hate, and cry throughout its panoramic unfolding. This is such an outstanding novel, one can only dream of an encore.

"Review" by , "An enormously impressive first novel. . . . Many physicians write eloquently about their work — Atul Gawande and Oliver Sacks come readily to mind — but Abraham Verghese may be the first to use his medical expertise to reconfigure a hallowed literary genre: the epic novel. [He] has written a riveting tale . . . while interweaving graphic physiological details and lots of shoptalk. . . . A powerful story of abandonment, betrayal, and redemptive (and destructive) love. . . . Page-turning."
"Review" by , "Cutting for Stone is nothing short of masterful — a riveting tale of love, medicine, and the complex dynamic of twin brothers. It is beautifully conceived and written. The settings are wonderfully pictorial. There is no doubt in my mind that Cutting for Stone will endure in the permanent literature of our time."
"Review" by , "A grand, exquisitely drawn story of twin brothers that ranges from birth to death, and from Ethiopia to America. In Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese shows us with brilliance and passion where healing comes from, and how we move through suffering to embrace life. In the hands of this compassionate doctor/writer, the details are indelible: A wonderful book."
"Review" by , "A winner. . . . Filled with mystical scenes and deeply felt characters. . . . Verghese is something of a magician as a novelist."
"Review" by , "His intimate depiction of humanity makes your pulse race, your eyes tear, and your lungs exhale a satisfied sigh."
"Review" by , "[R]ead it for the medical education. Or for the characters. Or for the action, or for the dynamics of an unhappy family. But do yourself a favor. Read it."
"Review" by , "At its best, the first novel from physician Verghese displays the virtues so evident in his bestselling and much-lauded memoirs."
"Review" by , "Verghese writes beautifully. A great, sweeping novel."
"Review" by , "Magical . . . Vivid . . . Cutting for Stone kept me absorbed and enthralled all the way to India."
"Review" by , "[A] fantastic evocation of the life of a pair of twins whose mother was a nun and father an English surgeon."
"Review" by , "Verghese is a novelist revealing extraordinary skill. With Cutting for Stone, [he] proves his gift [and] shares with us a story that cuts into our hearts and burns into our minds. . . . This epic of family and love is told largely from the operating theater as surgeon and soul become one."
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