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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Jan 28, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 28 to February 06, 2012

This tale of an Ethiopian son of an English surgeon making his way through his childhood and into a career is intriguing. Verghese is an excellent writer, and his characters are very well-defined and memorable. However, the plot verges on the melodramatic a bit too often, and relies on coincidences too much as well. These seem a bit unexpected in such an otherwise well-written novel.

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