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    DescriptionA stunning debut novel from the author of My Own Country, Cutting for Stone offers an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, fathers and sons, doctors and patients, exile and home.

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    Cutting for Stone
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abraham Verghese, By (author) A Verghese
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375714368
    ISBN 10: 0375714367

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
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    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FT
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    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC035000
    LC classification: PS3622.E744 C87 2010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FT
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    26 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Abraham Verghese is Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, where he is now an adjunct professor. He is the author of""My Own Country," " a 1994 NBCC Finalist and a" Time" Best Book of the Year, and""The Tennis Partner," " a" New York Times" Notable Book. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published essays and short stories that have appeared in "The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Granta, The Wall Street Journal, " and elsewhere. He lives in Palo Alto, California.
    Review quote
    "A winner. . . . Filled with mystical scenes and deeply felt characters. . . . Verghese is something of a magician as a novelist." --"USA Today" "A masterpiece. . . . Not a word is wasted in this larger-than-life saga. . . . Verghese expertly weaves the threads of numerous story lines into one cohesive opus. The writing is graceful, the characters compassionate and the story full of nuggets of wisdom." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Lush and exotic. . . . The kind [of novel] Richard Russo or Cormac McCarthy might write. . . . Shows how history and landscape and accidents of birth conspire to create the story of a single life. . . . Verghese creates this story so lovingly that it is actually possible to live within it for the brief time one spends with this book. You may never leave the chair." --"Los Angeles Times" "Vivid. . . . Cutting for Stone shines." --"The Washington Post Book World" "Absorbing, exhilarating. . . . If you're hungry for an epic . . . open the covers of Cutting for Stone, [then] don't expect to do much else." --"The Seattle Times" "Wildly imaginative. . . . Verghese has the rare gift of showing his characters in different lights as the story evolves, from tragedy to comedy to melodrama, with an ending that is part Dickens, part "Grey's Anatomy." The novel works as a family saga, but it is also something more, a lovely ode to the medical profession." --"Entertainment Weekly" "Engrossing. . . . Endearing. . . . A passionate, vivid, and informative novel." --"The Boston Globe" "Here is an extraordinary imagination, artfully shaped and forcefully developed, wholly given in service to a human story that is deeply moving, utterly gripping, and, indeed, unforgettable. . . . As noble and dramatic as that ancient practice--medicine--that lies at the heart of this magnificent novel." --John Burnham Schwartz "Grand enough for the movies. . . . Fascinating." --"Dallas M