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Book Club For March: 'Cutting For Stone'

An amazing book - the characters, the narrative, the sense of place. It's all there.

This novel has been compared to Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone and the location -- Botswana -- reminds us of the fabulous No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This is a story of a man forced to flee South Africa in 1976 after he witnesses a murder by a South African authority. He was a medical student, but takes a job as a gardener in Botswana. When he goes missing, the woman he works for sets out to find him.

Cutting for Stone, an enthralling family saga of Africa & America, doctors & patients, exile & home

Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

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 miracles.

My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS by Abraham Verghese; Rec 1/1997 Vol

#Silver's Reviews: Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone is a remarkable book with unforgettable characters. Don't give up because of the lengthy, detailed explanations and slow-moving beginning. As you become attached to the characters, the story unfolds and becomes one you will be glad you didn't put aside. The book is incredible.