Sunday, December 11, 2011
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
This is a famous bestselling novel, about two twins, Marion and Shiva Stone, born in Ethiopia to an Indian nun and a British surgeon. Their mother dies and their father disappears and they are adopted by two people at Missing, the clinic, Ghosh and Hema. What follows is their amazing story. Shiva and Marion are born connected at the head. Though separated, they share a special bond. Both of them become doctors. This is an amazing story. If you don't like blood, however, you should not read it, because many operations and surgeries are witnessed in this book, including one on Shiva and Marion. It seems like Genet, the daughter of Marion and Shiva's nanny, is the cause of all the troubles of the book. She's always seeking something that she doesn't have. You'll see what I mean if you read the book. 4 stars.