Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Cutting For Stone, the novel by Abraham Verghese

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Cutting For Stone the novel by Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read The narrative begins in Addis Ababa Ethiopia when twin boys Shiva and Marion are born to a nun who dies and a surgeon w

  • Title: Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Cutting For Stone, the novel by Abraham Verghese
  • Author: Marilyn Herbert C.J. Verburg
  • ISBN: 9781897082652
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Perfect Paperback
  • Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun who dies and a surgeon who runs away The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth The original conjoinment and separation of the boys becomes the operaCutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun who dies and a surgeon who runs away The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth The original conjoinment and separation of the boys becomes the operating theme of the novel and we are given situation after situation in which to consider the concepts of fusion and partition Bookclub in a Box looks at all that Verghese provides history Ethiopia and Eritrea , medicine blood and liver disease , psychology the search for identity , sociology human relationships and philosophy of both science and religion The narrative s real facts and descriptions are especially interesting for their thematic implications Every Bookclub in a Box printed discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

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    About “Marilyn Herbert C.J. Verburg

    • Marilyn Herbert C.J. Verburg

      As an educator, school librarian, writer, book talk presenter and facilitator, Marilyn loves to read and talk about books Her enthusiasm for reading and sharing led her to unite her two favorite things people and pages In turn, this led to the creation of Bookclub in a Box, the ultimate discussion companion for contemporary works of literary fiction Marilyn is always looking for a great debate about books and welcomes all feedback.



    245 thoughts on “Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Cutting For Stone, the novel by Abraham Verghese


    • I thought this was a fantastic book, I could not put it downI wish it had ended differently I love the this author s writting style.


    • Although this guide did a fair job of pulling together the themes and threads that run through the novel, it was not at all analytical or critical.



    • Meh Lots of technical medical information Storyline was good Too detailed for me I skimmed a lot Some adult situations and language.


    • This is a fantastic read that will take you first to Ethiopia and then later to NY where you can take a surgical residency The book had a lot of nostalgia for me as it was so reminiscent of my own time spent as a surgical resident.The book is quite well written and carries the reader on with teases all the way through, starting with, the narrator s mother was a nun Read on How is this so And what about his mysterious and driven father Will we ever meet him again I read the book and then listened [...]


    • I loved the way Abraham Verghese made this feel like it was an actual event rather than fiction I was so engrossed in the story and the characters, that I honestly looked at the end of the book for a validation that it was about actual facts Yes, he totally researches his info, and is an actual Dr but still this story amazed me I loved the way this story lived for me I am anxious to see if either of his other books is as good After the disappointment of Lief Engers second novel though, I am skep [...]


    • This saga of orphaned twins is both entertaining and informative Most of it is set in Africa during a time of political unrest Because most of the characters are doctors, the reader learns much about the diseases prevalent in the third world When Marion, one of the twins moves to the U S to escape arrest, the story begins to tie up the loose ends about the twins parents an unlikely couple a nun and a seemingly socially dysfunctional doctor.


    • I recently finished Cutting for Stone, and it s going on my all time favorites book list I didn t want it to end What fascinating characters Abraham Verghese created They were sooooo realistic that I just know they must be real, and he must have been a twin, and he must have grown up next to a Ghosh in real life What a writer Loved every minute of it.


    • I liked this book it s a little haunting It reminds me of a cross between the books COMPLICATIONS and ANGELA S ASHES, yet it has its own voice Yes, it does have language Yes, it does have sexual situations It is sometimes painfully graphic, but it was worth reading and I am glad I did.


    • Wonderful, thought provoking The best book I have read in years As a physician, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the medicine, but the story is so much about family and love I already want to read it again


    • simply one of my best reads.A neighbor recommend it,a book club read couldn t quit till I finished.Should the author pen another book it would warrant looking into




    • One of the most compelling stories I ve read this year, which was difficult to put down The well developed characters grew in wisdom which emerged in unexpected places.





    • loved the entire story, setting, characters from beginning to end What a passionate and sometimes disturbing emotional venture.


    • Cutting for Stone is a great book Very long however you feel as though you know the people when the book is finished Somewhat melancholy.



    • Very perceptively describes issues, themes, metaphors, symbols and meaning in Cutting for Stone Provides fodder for me to create discussion questions for the book club Also good for any book club members who want to go into depth in the book This book provides a nice way for me to review the book which I read a year ago I read this ebook in the Freading collection.


    • This story was like a bad dream The fulfilment of a desire dream of a Superior Nun which cast two younger Nuns into death, one from cholera and eventually one from childbirth The despair in this story was overwhelming but the storytelling was excellent.









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