Cutting for Stone - A Book Review

Do you remember seeing the little snippet of this book a couple of weeks ago when
we were out on my back patio? Some of you made me laugh because you 
noticed the Tootsie Rolls and not the book. :)

I finally finished this book and wanted to share a little about it.
This was so out of my southern fiction loving zone it's not even funny!

                              was this month's selection for the book club I'm in with friends.

Here's the synopsis from the book jacket:

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. 

Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Are you intrigued?
There were parts of the story that were difficult to read but I could barely put it down!
If you decide to read Cutting for Stone, please let me know what you think.

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  1. I read it years ago. Yes, it was strange at times. Had to make myself go back and read portions again and again to understand.

  2. I'm always looking for book recommendations and this one does sound interesting. It goes on my list.

  3. It's so true how we read things in our comfort zone. I need to venture out and try some new genres. Thanks for sharing the title.

  4. This book sounds very intriguing! I hadn't heard of it but I'm gonna check it out. Libraries are wonderful places, aren't they? LOL I'm enjoying Masterpiece Theatre's Indian Summers and this sounds a bit like it. I knew very little about Indian history so it's been so interesting to me.

  5. Very interesting! The best part of being in a book club is that it does force you to step outside of your normal book reading to experience something you would never pick up to read! I will add this to my ever-growing list! :-) But it's all good...I like having a variety of books in the wings!

  6. I often get caught up in the same genre and never try anything new. I need to stop doing that. :) This sounds like a good recommendation. Thanks!

  7. Stacey,

    It sounds good but it would be out of my comfort zone, for sure. I am reading very light and uplifting things lately. (I'm going through a sensitive period. Goodness.) But, I did enjoy your review.

    Have a great weekend.


  8. Ooh! This sounds interesting. I may have to pick this one up! :)

  9. Stacey, you are a funny girl re, comment about comment on paper plates! There are some really elegant ones out on the market. Maybe another post in the feature. I have not read this book...but sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting me. Sheila

  10. Stacey,
    My Monday Book Club is how I read this book. Intriguing look at another culture that was undergoing a change... and also out of my comfort zone. Some of those traditions still happen today. Yes, my book club has broadened my reading horizons, but that is one of the reasons I like belonging to it. Books I would never have known about have been great reads! Then again, there have also been some I did not care for at all. :)

    Loving our rain...


  11. Well I wish I'd been in YOUR book club this month rather than mine!!! I don't like scary books, either. This one does sound very good! Did everyone else in book club like it as much as you did?

    Just out of curiosity: How do y'all pick the books you read?

    Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday! :)

    Ricki Jill

  12. Sounds good. I will add this to my list. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend! xo

  13. I have just gotten back into reading-so will add this book to my list--I am trying to figure out what my reading style is these days???
    enjoy all your posts--
    have a great day--
    smiles, di

  14. Cutting For Stone is one of my all time favorite books.

  15. I'm going to have to add this to my list!!! It's getting really, really long at this point!

  16. Sounds very good!!! On to the list it goes!!

    Jane x

  17. I had to "interrupt" this book to finish a library book that is due tomorrow {We Never Asked for Wings: by Vanessa Diffenbaugh] but am anxious to get back to it on the weekend.

  18. I recently finished this book and it has become one of my favorites this year. So much sadness and hope all wrapped together. Thank you for the suggestion!!

    I only wish the book jacket didn't give away so much of the story line.


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