Cutting for Stone is the one of the best novels I have ever read, and I am recommending it to you. The characters and the settings are beautifully developed and the prose is poetic. Don’t expect to read this one in a couple of days. It took me almost two weeks, and I didn’t want it to end.
Much of the story takes place in the operating rooms of India, Ethiopia, and the United States ghetto. None of which I have any experience or original interest. Yet, the story is internally captivating and grabbed hold of my core by page 3. Read the rest of this entry »