Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cutting for Stone

Just finished a book that I would highly recommend by Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone. I downloaded it on my kindle, only because it was highly recommended by other kindle users. Not only was it beautifully written, but the story was fast moving and based on facts. I learned a lot about Ethiopia, fistulas, liver transplants, and what it means to be a family. It was just published in 2009 and is not in paperback. It would especially be interesting to readers with a medical backround. What a shock it was to read on the last page that the author works at Stanford University Medical Center and resides in Palo Alto. He could very well be a neighbor to any one of my family members still living there.


Eva's Mom said...

someone just recommended (The) Middle Place to me.

Josh & Teddie said...

The next book club for your club is reading "the Secret"
My book club is reading "Tuesdays with Morrie"
You'll miss mine, but yours is on the 22!

averghese said...

A friend who saw this sent it to me. Thanks so much for your kind words re my book! Am indeed in Palo Alto--have only been here a year and a half. Interesting that you read on a kindle--i have one and read Peter Mathiessen's book on it, and found myself itching for the page to go flip back and get the names straight.
In any case, thanks for the kinds words re CUTTING FOR STONE, and thanks for spreading the word. It is a big book and I think it takes word of mouth to get it to people.
all best