Cutting for Stone (Large Print / Hardcover, Large Print)

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This enthralling family saga moves from India to Ethiopia to an inner-city hospital in New York City. Twin boys are born at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa to an English surgeon and Sister Mary Joseph, a devout young nun. Sister Mary dies birthing the boys and the father, distraught with grief, disappears, leaving the care and raising of the twins to the adopted parents, both doctors at the Mission hospital. This sweeping novel is a richly layered tale of family, love, heartbreak, war, medicine, and patriotism, all bound together in beautiful prose. I will find it hard this year to read anything to surpass this beautiful novel.

— Margaret, Pittsburgh

February 2009 Indie Next List


“Cutting for Stone resists easy categorization -- it is just as much the chronicle of a bond between twin brothers and family as it is a book about medicine, or a story of grace. Verghese's carefully drawn characters are compelling and unforgettable -- this is a book you will have to share with others, if you can bear parting with your copy.”
— Meredith Allison, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

Summer '10 Reading Group List


“This sumptuous tale is one of lives, fates, and destinies, how things separate are connected and how those connected are separate. Birth and death are at the outset - and then, pulsingly, heartfully, carry on companionably all the way through. Lifelong wonderings and longings bridge the geography and time spanned. This is like one of the great life-and-death, myth-and-legend sagas with war, famine, exile, love, betrayal, great tenderness and compassion, a cast of characters, and the work of some larger powers all going on.”
— Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA



Product Details
ISBN: 9781410439727
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2011
Pages: 977