Recommended :: Cutting for Stone

January 9, 2013

Before leaving for Christmas break at the lake I stopped by the Charlotte Library to pick out some books for the vacation….heaven! I had my trusty “Books to Read” Pinterest board open on my phone and I just went down the list and picked out six….apparently I was feeling quite motivated!

The first one I chose to read was the longest: “Cutting for Stone” which had been recommended by two girlfriends. I love books that grab me in the first twenty pages and this was one of them – it was the longest book I’d read in awhile (~550 pages) but I found the story engaging and absorbing -the perfect vacation read.

Amazon’s description reads: “Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death 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.

Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles–and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.”
I highly recommend this book!

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