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Cutting for Stone   [CUTTING FOR STONE] [Hardcover] (urspr publ 2009; utgåvan 2009)

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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth 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. Yet it will be love, not politics -- their passion for the same woman -- that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him -- nearly destroying him -- Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.… (mer)
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Titel:Cutting for Stone   [CUTTING FOR STONE] [Hardcover]
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Info:Knopf Publishing Group (2009), Unknown Binding
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Skära för sten av Abraham Verghese (2009)

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    Giftträdets bibel av Barbara Kingsolver (momofthreewi)
    momofthreewi: Both are rich in character development and centered around unique families.
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    Ciderhusreglerna : roman av John Irving (GoST)
    GoST: Both books relate the eventful, coming-of-age stories of physicians and their struggle to learn their craft, complete with detailed descriptions of medical procedures.
  3. 154
    I Know This Much is True av Wally Lamb (JGoto)
    JGoto: Also about the ties & love/hate relationship between identical twins.
  4. 132
    Bilden av Phoebe av Kim Edwards (paulkid)
    paulkid: Physician-fathers, twins, poor decisions.
  5. 81
    Mountains beyond Mountains av Tracy Kidder (BookshelfMonstrosity)
  6. 94
    Middlesex av Jeffrey Eugenides (someproseandcons)
    someproseandcons: Both books are family and community sagas centered around secrets, and both books are carried by a strong and compelling voice.
  7. 40
    Ensam är stark av Bryce Courtenay (ddelmoni)
    ddelmoni: Exceptional characters and storyline, set in South Africa during WWII. Exceptional writing. If you liked Cutting for Stone you'll like The Power of One.
  8. 40
    En halv gul sol av Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Iudita)
  9. 20
    Olive Kitteridge av Elizabeth Strout (sturlington)
  10. 10
    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down av Anne Fadiman (laytonwoman3rd)
  11. 21
    Sweetness in the Belly av Camilla Gibb (Ciruelo)
    Ciruelo: Both novels have a medical focus and are set in Ethiopia. The main characters in each novel were orphaned at an early age and each spent their childhoods in a religious setting.
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    I undrens tid av Ann Patchett (sturlington)
  13. 22
    Chang and Eng av Darin Strauss (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Cutting for Stone portrays the life of a pair of conjoined twins separated at birth; Eng and Chang is the fictional biography of the famous original Siamese twins, who remained joined at the sternum throughout their lives. Readers interested in conjoined twins may enjoy both novels.… (mer)
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    Citadellet. 1 av A. J. Cronin (ainsleytewce)
  15. 22
    Kavalier & Clays fantastiska äventyr av Michael Chabon (Miranda_Paige)
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    Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood av Nega Mezlekia (meggyweg)
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    Under lejonets blick av Maaza Mengiste (novelcommentary)
    novelcommentary: This was recently featured on NPR- go to thier website for an author interview.
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    The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital av Audrey Young (ainsleytewce)
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When this book originally came out I got the hardback out of the library queue, and didn't make it more than 50 pages in. I found it slow, and knew I would never be able to finish it before it was due.
I have since found the used paperback at my local Rotary Book Sale, and grabbed it. Now, I finally picked it up for the instagram #readtheworld21 challenge for East Africa.

I finished in 10 days. I flew through this book.

This isn't exactly a multigenerational family saga, it is about parents and children, and a small Ethiopian hospital largely funded by a church in Houston. It is about service, medicine, immigration, family (and what that means), and shame--all in the context of mid-20th-century Ethiopian history, culture, and society. There are Indian immigrants to Ethiopia, Ethiopians, and Eritreans. Ethiopian politics and Eritrean separatists come into play.

The author himself was born and raised in Ethiopia to Indian teachers. He had started medical school when the Emperor was desposed, and he came with his family to the US. He then attended medical school in India before returning to the US.

Just like Verghese, one of the characters in this book comes to the US for residency, and discovers that there are different tracks for foreign and American medical school graduates. The American graduates get the top spots and the top hospitals, the foreign graduates get shuffled around in struggling hospitals and may spend years trying to do a 5-year residency due to closures etc. And then, if they do finish, as often as not they will end up in rural out-of-the-way places where Americans won't go, but they themselves are happy to. Verghese has a lot to say about the American hospital system, and I really want to read his memoir to hear more.

Unlike Verghese, his character Marion does return home to Ethiopia, a fully qualified doctor, to work at the same hospital he grew up on the grounds of.

This novel has it all--family, love, hate, war, immigration, created family, school, loyalty, abandonment, and more. It is excellent. ( )
  Dreesie | Feb 20, 2021 |
I liked this book for several reasons. It is different then most of the books I read, the story is unusual and complex, the writing is great, the setting is unusual and it is a book that educates while also entertaining. ( )
  Rick686ID | Jan 27, 2021 |
Excellent audio version. ( )
  midwestms | Jan 16, 2021 |
Loved this book, it might even be one of my all-time favourites. I read more about Abraham Verghese and now want to read his other books. ( )
  FurbyKirby | Jan 5, 2021 |
Im äthiopischen Missionsspital "Missing" werden 1954 unter schwierigsten medizinischen Umständen die beiden Zwillinge Marion und Shiva geboren. Ihre Mutter, eine indische Nonne, stirbt bei der Geburt. Ihr Vater flieht vor der Verantwortung. Glücklicherweise finden sie in den indischstämmigen Ärzten Hema und Gosh liebevolle Ersatzeltern.

Verghese erzählt die Lebensgeschichte dieser Zwillinge aus Sicht des Ich-Erzählers Marion. Es gelingt ihm dabei ein vielschichtiges Familienepos mit großen Gefühlen und fesselnder Handlung eingebettet in die jüngere äthiopische Geschichte zu schaffen. Verghese - selbst in Äthiopien geboren und in den 1970ern vor Mengistus Diktatur geflohen - vermengt dabei autobiographisches mit fiktionalem. Er spannt den Bogen von der glücklichen Kindheit der Zwillinge in Addis Abeba über die politischen Wirren der Kaiserzeit und die sozialistische Dikatur bishin zum Sieg der Rebellen über Mengistu 1991 und beleuchtet daneben auch das Schicksal in der erzwungenen Emigration.

Verghese gelingt es, alltägliche Szenen, bewegende Momente und große Umbrüche einzufangen, ohne dass die Geschichte Marions und Shivas jemals kitschig oder konstruiert erscheint. Hinzu kommt, dass das Buch trotz seiner Länge durchgehend fesselnd ist. Einziger Wermutstropfen dieses Meisterwerks ist, dass Verghese - im Brotberuf Arzt - medizinische Erläuterungen verwendet, sodass manche Passagen an ein Lehrbuch erinnern. Dies tut summa summmarum der Lesefreude jedoch keinen Abbruch. ( )
  schmechi | Dec 28, 2020 |
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Prologue: After eight months spent in the obscurity of our mother's womb, my brother Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954.
Chapter 1: Sister Mary Joseph Praise had come to Missing Hospital from India, seven years before our birth.
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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth 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. Yet it will be love, not politics -- their passion for the same woman -- that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him -- nearly destroying him -- Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.

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