“Cutting for Stone” is the kind of book that I finished a couple of weeks ago and am still thinking about. The story begins with a nun from India giving birth to twins in Ethiopia, where she is working. It is told from the point of view of one of the twins who is now a grown man searching for the father he never knew. A strength of this book is the author’s portrayal of complex, multifaceted characters who grapple with timeless moral and spiritual issues. The main weakness, in my view, was that at times the story got bogged down by the inclusion of a great deal of medical detail. In spite of that, the intriguing setting, thought-provoking issues and well-developed characters made it a great read.
Three words that describe this book: character-driven, cross-cultural, epic
You might want to pick this book up if: You like books that are character-driven or you enjoy watching ensemble films.