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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 541 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0375714367
  • 9780375414497
  • 0375414495


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Cutting for stone

by Verghese, A. 1955-

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Really refreshing read

This book is a worthwhile read. Verghese paints a picture with his words. I feel like I'm experiencing the culture of northern Africa while learning part of my own history from their point of view. Enlightening.

Great book!

I couldn't put this book down. I loved all the characters, well, except for two, but the others were very likable! I also learned about Ethiopian political history a little. Abraham Verghese is an excellent writer and included just enough medical description so that I understood what was happening but not so much that it lost me. I learned a lot about Africa in this book too. My book club just read it and it got an overall score of 9.5 out of 10!

lots of hype

I found this book to be pretty average. It's a good, unique story, but too long and the characters are a little annoying... Maybe it's just that too much hype was built up and my expectations were too high.



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