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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.







Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of 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.
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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.







Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of 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.
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Published: July 15, 2012
Publisher: Random House Digital
Imprint: Random House Digital
ISBN: 9780739382868
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  • Na een verblijf van acht maanden in de duistere baarmoeder van onze moeder kwamen mijn broer Shiva en ik aan het eind van de middag ter wereld op de twintigste september van het jaar...

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  • Prologue: After eight months spent in the obscurity of our mother's womb, my brother Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of...

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  • Chapter 1: Sister Mary Joseph Praise had come to Missing Hospital from India, seven years before our birth.

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  • "Stone here," he said, his voice sounding so close, as if he were there with me, as if nothing at all separated our two worlds.

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