Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese is a sweeping and dramatic novel. 1947 Ethiopia is on the brink of revolution. While traveling there,
Sister Mary Joseph Praise saves the life of British surgeon, Dr. Thomas Stone. They work together at Mission Hospital for seven years. Much to the surprise of all, Sister Mary Joseph Praise is rushed to the Emergency Room and dies giving birth to conjoined twins. Stone flees in a panic. Is he the father? The twins are separated and raised by 2 doctors at Mission Hospital. As adults, they become doctors and love the same girl. One goes to an urban hospital in the US to practice, but his past catches up with him. Threatened with ruin, he must trust his life to the 2 people he mistrusts most – his twin brother and Dr. Stone. A NY Times paperback fiction best seller for over 2 years.
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