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An edition of Cutting for Stone (2009)

Cutting for Stone

printing (7)
  • 3.38 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 50 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
Pages
544

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Marion and Shiva Stone, born in a mission hospital in Ethiopia in the 1950s, are twin sons of an illicit union between an Indian nun and British doctor. bound by birth but with widely different temperaments they grow up together, in a country on the brink of revolution, until a betrayal splits them apart. But fate has not finished with them - they will be brought together once more, in the sterile surroundings of a hospital theatre.

From the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tin operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, this is both a richly visceral epic and riveting family story.

~from the back cover

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Cutting for Stone
2011, Large Print Press
paperback in English - U.S. Softcover large print edition (1)
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Cutting for Stone: a novel
2010-01, Vintage Books
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Cutting for Stone: a novel
2010-01, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage Books ed. (2)
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Hijos del ancho mundo
2010-10, Salamandra
paperback in Spanish - 4a ed.
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Cutting for Stone: a novel
2010-01, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage Books ed. (20)
Cover of: Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone
2010, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - printing (7)
Cover of: Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone: a novel
2009, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.

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Book Details


Published in

London

Edition Notes

UK

Copyright Date
2009

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3622.E744

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
541p.
Number of pages
544

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26456431M
Internet Archive
cuttingforstonen0000verg
ISBN 10
0099443635
ISBN 13
9780099443636
LCCN
2010290146
OCLC/WorldCat
1028475017
amazon.co.uk_asin
0099443635
amazon.de_asin
0099443635
Goodreads
58614802

Work Description

Cutting for Stone (2009) is a novel written by Ethiopian-born Indian-American medical doctor and author Abraham Verghese. It is a saga of twin brothers, orphaned by their mother's death at their births and forsaken by their father. The book includes both a deep description of medical procedures and an exploration of the human side of medical practices.

When first published, the novel was on The New York Times Best Seller list for two years and generally received well by critics. With its positive reception, Barack Obama put it on his summer reading list and the book was optioned for adaptations.

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The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
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After eight months spent in the obscurity of our mother's womb, my brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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