Cutting for Stone
Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia and 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.
This book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, and it continues to be one of the most requested books at the library as well. It's the story of the life of a boy and his identical twin who lived in Ethiopia with their adoptive parents. Marion is the narrator of the book, and through his eyes we learn bit by bit about the events of his life. Verghese masterfully spins a tale in which all of the details come together to make this a book to be savored and enjoyed.
-- by Amy S.