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Bookclub-in-a-Box Presents the Discussion Guide for Abraham Vergheses Novel Cutting for Stone Herbert, Marilyn 1 of 1

Learn more about Bookclub-in-a-Box Presents the Discussion Guide for Abraham Verghese's Novel Cutting for Stone:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1897082657
ISBN-13: 9781897082652
Sku: 221525457
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.25T
Pages:  74
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Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read. The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun (who dies) and a surgeon (who runs away). The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth. The original conjoinment and separation of the boys becomes the operating theme of the novel and we are given situation after situation in which to consider the concepts of fusion and partition. Bookclub-in-a-Box looks at all that Verghese provides: history (Ethiopia and Eritrea), medicine (blood and liver disease), psychology (the search for identity), sociology (human relationships) and philosophy (of both science and religion). The narrative's real facts and descriptions are especially interesting for their thematic implications. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box printed discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

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