It’s such a pleasure to feel immersed in a story, to hold on to a story and not want it to end. This is how I felt with Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone.
Granted, the first 100 pages was a bit tough to get through making it a slow start for me. But after that I felt like I was running downhill, gaining so much momentum in the story that I couldn’t stop, didn’t want to stop. It’s a beautiful story of twins, their relationship with their family, friends and their country – Ethiopia. A large part of the story reflects personal conflicts as well as the conflicts in Ethiopia over the decades. But through it all I felt like I was right there, living their lives with them, living out this story.
A great blend of love, conflict and cultures – spanning India, Ethiopia and America. I can not recommend this book enough. It’s one I want to stockpile and hand out to everyone I know.