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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Jul 31, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 07 to 30, 2012

Reading Cutting for Stone felt like training for and running a marathon. Sometimes it is hard work. You expend time and energy and passion, occasionally wondering if the payoff will be worth it. And then after you’ve run the race successfully you think to yourself, “I DID that thing. And I’ve become a better person because I did.” I felt that my mind got a workout, and I loved every minute. This story is a snapshot of a fascinating life, and includes both the big stuff and the minutiae that go along with life. Don’t look for pithiness here. Expect a beautifully rich, meandering tale. I liked the authenticity of the voice which, without fanfare, made the emotion completely believable. The story felt carefully crafted and the meticulous detail brought Ethiopia and the medical world alive for me. I started caring about all sorts of things like the political state of Ethiopia and fistula surgery and excellent foreign doctors working in substandard hospitals in America. I will be thinking about this story for a long time.

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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim Good luck! I couldn't do it!

Kristi Kim wrote: "Good luck! I couldn't do it!"

One star! Whoa, that sounds bad. What didn't you like about it?

Jenn YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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