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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
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Mar 13, 2011

it was amazing
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Recommended for: Diane
Read from March 13 to 21, 2011

Wow, what a story! There is birth, death, secrecy, betrayal, war, deception, and above all else, deep love. This book touches every human emotion. Set primarily in Ethiopia, the story centers on a set of conjoined twins and is told through one of them. The characters' lives revolve around "Missing", a small, underfunded medical facility where the twins' "parents" are doctors.

I am blown away by the story that is told here. There are dozens of smaller stories within the general story. All are touching, deeply emotional, and often upsetting. I appreciate the author's descriptions of the many medical procedures. He makes them understandable in a way that I was able to really READ them, instead of skimming quickly over 'confusing medical STUFF'.

Aside from the incredible story and the lovely way that it's told, this book further proves how every choice/decision that is made, impacts on so many lives. And, the repercussions of those decisions can span decades.


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