Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)

I cannot believe I am the first person at the Delafield Public Library to review this beautifully-written fiction book from 2010, since it is a staff favorite. I loved this exotic, lush, and poetic tale about Indian twin boys growing up in Ethiopia and finding their place in the world. The incredibly moving and descriptive writing by Mr. Verghese uses elements of mystery, drama, romance, and adventure. The medical/surgical insights were fascinating, illuminating the job of surgeons which is largely unknown to most of us. I usually prefer classics in fictional books as I am often disappointed with the quality of writing in most modern fiction reads. Not so with Cutting for Stone. If you’ve read it, let me know if you agree. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC VERGHESE)

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