December 21st 2010

Cutting for Stone. Abraham Verghese.

Cutting for StoneCutting for Stone.Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese. 2009. ISBN 9780307357779. Set in Addis Ababa during Selassie‘s reign this is a trip back in time and a full dip into the Africa of the time , set in the world’s oldest Christian country.  You lie the life of two twin boys, separated from Father and Mother, raised in a Mission hospital. Follow their lives into med school and training ( and weave in Eritrean  independence and Marxist  rule in Ethiopia.) One stays behind, one goes onto America . See the winding paths of their lives and how it all comes together in the end. A masterful story. Total enjoyment.

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