Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cutting for Stone

This is one of the best books I've read all year. An incredible story, deftly drawn characters, striking images, international settings, and deep insights.

This is the first novel by this physician-professor, and I am putting Abrahan Verghese's other two books on my summer reading list.

Cutting for Stone plays on themes of duality and separation. Two twins, joined at birth and physically carved apart, losing their biological parents. The twins end up estranged and on different continents, until tragedy unites their lives forever.

This story is not bittersweet so much as it is about darkness and light. Fate guided by choice.

It was unanimously enjoyed by our Book Club

Verghese shares books that have been influential in his career:

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