Cutting For Stone

Book: Cutting For Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Short Summary:
Marion Stone and his twin brother, Shiva, are born literally joined together at a hospital in Ethiopia. Although their Indian mother, who was a nun, died in childbirth and their English father quickly fled after the boys were born, the twins were raised by two loving parental figures, both of whom were doctors. The boys grow up being surrounded by medicine and surgery. While spanning several decades, this book describes the experiences of Marion as he relates to his twin, family, faith, the girl he loves, surgery and medicine, the father he never met, and the differences of living in Africa and America.

My Thoughts:
Overall, this book was a winner. I found it hard to put down. One of the aspects of the book I liked so much was the magnitude of themes it covered.   Continue reading