If ever there was a book I would re-read it would be this one. Abraham Verghese is a stunningly vivid writer who develops deep and complex characters that simply cannot be forgotten. I loved his writing so much that after finishing this book I went on to read his autobiography- My Own Country- an equally captivating story that I will have to review for you all at a later date.
Reviewer: Meryl Hunter
Book Title and Author: Cutting for Stone By, Abraham Verghese
Overall Rating: 9.5
Quick Snippet about the book: This book chronicles the lives of two twin brothers growing up in Ethiopia when the country is on the cusp of a revolution. They share a passion for medicine and the same woman. In the wake of a jealous fallout one brother flees to America to leave his old life behind to only have it catch up to him in the most dire of circumstances.
Read when you are in the mood for: A page turner, Excellent Writing, A history Lesson (historical fiction or non fiction) READER HINT: Use the tags below to find other books that match this mood
Ideal for reading: On the beach, On your commute, Before you go to bed, On a rainy weekend
Highlight: The writing and character development are so vivid
Low-point: Coming up short here!
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