Cutting for Stone, a novel by Ethiopian-born medical doctor and author Abraham Verghese, is a saga of twin brothers, orphaned by their mother's death at their births and forsaken by their father. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon.
As the twins come of age Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is a story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles.
Paperback 688 pages. Published 2010.