Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 556
ISBN: 9788184001754
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Release: 2012-05-17
Editor: Random House India
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and 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. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 667
ISBN: 0375714367
Available:
Release: 2010-01
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 541
ISBN: 0701183772
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A masterly debut novel, visceral in its power, heartbreaking in its tenderness. Transporting the reader from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, Cutting for Stone is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and patients, temptation and redemption, home and exile--and a riveting family story, irresistibly charged with strange happenings, humour and pathos, that grabs you from its harrowing opening and never lets go.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin sons of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon at 'Missing' 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 brothers 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 tears them apart and forces Marion to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as a surgical intern at an underfunded, overcrowded hospital.When the past catches up with him, Marion must trust 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. Cutting for Stone is both an unforgettable story of lives cut in half and a gripping evocation of the power, intimacy, danger and curious beauty of the ancient art that is at its heart.

On My Own Country

On My Own Country
Author: Anonim
Pages: 3
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 1880*
Editor: BookRags
Language: en

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Marilyn Herbert
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9781897082652
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Bookclub-in-a-Box
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307271341
Available:
Release: 2009-02-03
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death 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. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

The Century of the Surgeon

The Century of the Surgeon
Author: Jurgan Thorwald,Jürgen Thorwald
Pages: 432
ISBN: UOM:39015002406117
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Release: 1957
Editor: New York : Pantheon
Language: en

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Book Club to Go Bag 72

Book Club to Go Bag 72
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:608094191
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Robert Verghese
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1615233865
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 144209592X
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Tennis Partner

The Tennis Partner
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0062116398
Available:
Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addiction, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and find security in the sport they love and with each other. This friendship between doctor and intern grows increasingly rich and complex, more intimate than two men usually allow. Just when it seems nothing can go wrong, the dark beast from David’s past emerges once again—and almost everything Verghese has come to trust and believe in is threatened as David spirals out of control.

How to Relax

How to Relax
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1846045185
Available:
Release: 2016-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: W. W. Marszalek
Pages: 10
ISBN: 0869803557
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Observations on Lithotomy with a New Manner of Cutting for Stone

Observations on Lithotomy with a New Manner of Cutting for Stone
Author: John Thomson
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:257869924
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Release: 1810
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Bookclub in a box Presents the Discussion Guide for Abraham Verghese s Novel Cutting for Stone

Bookclub in a box Presents the Discussion Guide for Abraham Verghese s Novel Cutting for Stone
Author: Marilyn Herbert
Pages: 77
ISBN: OCLC:708568388
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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100 Common Misconceptions about Cutting for Stone

100 Common Misconceptions about Cutting for Stone
Author: Jack Burring
Pages: 44
ISBN: 5458843983
Available:
Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Lennex
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Cutting for Stone." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Light My Fire

Light My Fire
Author: Ray Manzarek
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780698151017
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Release: 1999-10-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar
Author: Herman Wouk
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9780316248549
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Release: 2013-01-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now hailed as a "proto-feminist classic" (Vulture), Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk's powerful coming-of-age novel about an ambitious young woman pursuing her artistic dreams in New York City has been a perennial favorite since it was first a bestseller in the 1950s. A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves home to accept the job of her dreams--working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest--and the most destructive--love of her life. Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. "I read it and I thought, 'Oh, God, this is me.'" --Scarlet Johansson

Approximation Theory and Methods

Approximation Theory and Methods
Author: M. J. D. Powell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0521224721
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Release: 1981-03-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most functions that occur in mathematics cannot be used directly in computer calculations. Instead they are approximated by manageable functions such as polynomials and piecewise polynomials. The general theory of the subject and its application to polynomial approximation are classical, but piecewise polynomials have become far more useful during the last twenty years. Thus many important theoretical properties have been found recently and many new techniques for the automatic calculation of approximations to prescribed accuracy have been developed. This book gives a thorough and coherent introduction to the theory that is the basis of current approximation methods. Professor Powell describes and analyses the main techniques of calculation supplying sufficient motivation throughout the book to make it accessible to scientists and engineers who require approximation methods for practical needs. Because the book is based on a course of lectures to third-year undergraduates in mathematics at Cambridge University, sufficient attention is given to theory to make it highly suitable as a mathematical textbook at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Ronnie Beth Bush
Pages: 16
ISBN: OCLC:12688190
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Release: 1970*
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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