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Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novelan 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 at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mothers death in childbirth and their fathers 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. Yet it will be love, not politicstheir passion for the same womanthat will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He 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 himnearly destroying himMarion 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. An unforgettable journey into one mans remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.
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Cinfhen
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#AlphabetGame Thanks for the tag @robinb Easily an all time favorite book of mine ♥️ Hi, Misty!!!!

robinb 👋 Oh, this sounds so good. Stacked! 4mo
JenReadsAlot That is a good one! 4mo
Cinfhen I almost want to read it again @robinb @JenReadsAlot and I almost NEVER re-read books!! Maybe I‘ll try audio 😊 4mo
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BarbaraBB This was so good indeed. 4mo
Kitta I also picked this for C! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey Cindy!! 💗💗 4mo
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melissajayne
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A really engrossing story #alphabetgame #letterc

GinaKButler I think about this book all the time! 4mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful choice 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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It took me a MONTH to get through this audiobook. It definitely put me in a slump and will probably set me back on overall # of books read this year. However, it was a beautiful story with complex characters, and I‘m glad it read it. The redemption and love, mixed with bitterness and betrayal, made for a moving story. I would recommend, but just make sure you have a lot of time! 😂

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Tattooedteacher
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Reading this for #readingafrica2022. Enjoying it so far. Set in Ethiopia.

Bookwormjillk One of my favorites 9mo
BarbaraBB Such a good read! I hope you‘ll love it 9mo
Librarybelle I have to read this one…it‘s been on my to read list for such a long time! 9mo
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Bookwormjillk
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#12booksof2021 #12booksof21

March was the month where, thanks to #FoodAndLit , I fell in love with Ethiopia in general and this book specifically.

Andrew65 Always a popular choice. 11mo
Cinfhen Yessssss 11mo
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Bookwormjillk
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My #Top21of21
Cutting For Stone was my favorite the rest are in no particular order. Looking at these I can see how all of the great challenges like #FoodAndLit #PemberLittens and #ReadingAsia have influenced my reading year. Honestly I just kind of want to hug the books on this list.
I rated a lot of re-reads 5 stars this year but I left them off this list
The last two weeks of the year are typically my best reading weeks so this list will change

Cinfhen Cutting For Stone is definitely on my all time favorite list and I also loved this year 11mo
Cinfhen Agreed, the challenges on Litsy inspired some AMAZING books I probably would never have read 11mo
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Butterfinger I will probably put Cutting for Stone on my favorite list too. 11mo
Texreader 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful eclectic collection! I loved Cutting for Stone too. And I also want to hug my favorites! Thanks for sharing 🤍 11mo
Catsandbooks Awesome list! ❤️ 11mo
TrishB Cutting for Stone is wonderful ♥️ 11mo
Centique Oh I‘m so glad you loved Salvage the Bones - I love it so much. And Pachinko too! I have to get to Cutting for Stone I can see 😍 11mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh I have had Cutting for Stone on my TBR for so so long. Maybe I‘ll read it in the coming year 😊 thanks for sharing! 11mo
Librarybelle Lots of amazing ones on this list! And I loved Pachinko! 11mo
tenar It really made me smile to see Why I Wake Early on your list. What great collections, both Mary Oliver‘s poems and your favorites of the year! 11mo
Ruthiella The Only Plane in the Sky was almost on my list too. So powerful. 11mo
merelybookish I read Gone Crazy in Alabama this year too! I love that trilogy. And Brown Girl Dreaming is a masterpiece. What a great reading year! 11mo
megnews I love Gone Crazy In Alabama, Brown Girl Dreaming, and The Only Plane in the Sky. Salvage the Bones is the only Ward I haven‘t read yet. I own it and really want to get to it. 11mo
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perfectsinner
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Stopped at my library and picked these up to read over long weekend
Cutting for Stone and Project Hail Mary

Bookwormjillk Loved Cutting For Stone 12mo
perfectsinner I've heard great things 12mo
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perfectsinner
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Hanging out with my best friend. We visited a used book store . I got 14 books for under $60. Lonesome Dove is for my mom for Christmas. Memoirs is a better edition than my mass market paperback copy. The Winter People is autographed.
#bookhaul

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LibrarianChels
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Mehso-so

Made it through this one. The story and plot were fine; the prose was exhausting. Verghese could easily have cut out 1/3 of the text by removing the tedious medical details. I found myself skimming after awhile.

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“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don‘t. If you keep saying your slippers aren‘t yours, then you‘ll die searching, you‘ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more.” (Pg. 286)

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BiblioLitten
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I love a good limerick. 😁

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 2y
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Lesanne
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Pickpick

This was actually a reread and I enjoyed it even more this time around! Just a beautiful moving story about family and home and love in all forms. And I had forgotten that the ending packed such an emotional wallop! I‘m glad I decided to read it again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
#Doublespin for April

tpixie My sister loved it. I really need to read it! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Lesanne @tpixie It‘s sooo good! 2y
Bookwormjillk I loved this book 2y
tpixie @Lesanne I will try to make a point to read it sooner rather than later! 2y
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BiblioLitten
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My morning started early with this book set in #Ethiopia. I love the pace of the story and I can find myself settling into it. 💚
#currentlyreading

Ruthiella Nice picture! Hope you enjoy the rest of the book! 😀 2y
BiblioLitten @Ruthiella Thank you😊. Have you read it? 2y
Ruthiella Yes, I read it earlier this year. It‘s was a pick with reservations. Definitely worth reading and wonderfully evocative of Ethiopia! 2y
Lcsmcat I loved it when I read it several years ago. 2y
Tamra This is a great read! It‘s been quite awhile so it‘s time for a reread. I don‘t do that with many books. 2y
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JennyM
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A stormy few days has brought some massive swell 🌊 But we have a beautiful day forecast ☀️ and I‘m finally getting round to reading this one after being on my TBR for far too long!

Megabooks Enjoy! 2y
Butterfinger Just finished it and loved it. 2y
Cathythoughts Still to read this one ! Enjoy & look forward to your thoughts 2y
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BarbaraBB Enjoy! It‘s very good! 2y
Reggie I need to read this one. I‘ve read his first two books and loved them. Glad you had a fab day at the 🏖 🌊 🦈. 2y
JennyM @Reggie @megabooks @Butterfinger @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB it‘s really good so far 👍Heading home today - been so good to take a break and enjoy family time x 2y
BarbaraBB Happy you had a break with your family! 💚 2y
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Butterfinger
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A medical masterpiece. Lives dedicated to surgery to help the poor in Ethiopia and each other. It is just brilliant. Marion is an incredible narrator who tells his parents' love story and his own relationships between a girl who could be called his sister and his beloved, yet infuriating twin. I want to reread it asap. Trigger Warning: There is a graphic chapter of female circumcision/mutilation. #FoodandLit #Ethiopia @Texreader @Catsandbooks

Tamra I recall this was a super read - engrossing! It‘s one I could reread. 2y
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Q84
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Started this one today
#FoodandLit

Texreader Great. It‘s getting outstanding reviews 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

This was a beautifully narrated story! A lot of it was about medical procedures, but somehow the narration made it seem more informative than overwhelming. This was a great pick for #FoodAndLit this month.

I made Doro Wot (chicken stew), Atkilt Wot (cabbage and potatoes), and Himbasha (cardamom bread with raisins) for dinner the other night and it was all good.

Thanks @Butterfinger and @Texreader for hosting this great reading challenge!

Butterfinger I'm so happy you are enjoying it!!!! 2y
staci.reads This was a great read! 2y
Texreader I wish I‘d picked this one instead of The Shadow King. It‘s just ok. I haven‘t attached to any of the characters—they‘re unlikeable so far. 😕 Well, the tagged book is on my tbr so hopefully I‘ll read it someday. I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying this challenge. It‘s so much fun and educational and really gets me out of my comfort zone trying new foods!@Butterfinger was the brilliant author of the idea. I‘ve loved helping her with it. (edited) 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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This was such a beautiful book. At 23 hours it was longer than most books I listen to, but every minute was worth it. #FoodAndLit

TheBookHippie I agree, I read it long ago but it is quite gorgeous. 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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Loved cooking up a feast while listening to this audiobook. I made chicken in tej sauce from the pictured cookbook along with the Ethiopian honey bread that @TheBookHippie posted a few weeks ago. The Berbere wasn‘t as spicy as I feared, and the honey bread was delicious- sweet enough to be a dessert. I am really enjoying this challenge! #FoodAndLit

Freespirit Sounds delicious 2y
TheBookHippie That bread is sooooo good!!! 2y
Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie it is- will become a regular for us! 2y
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TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk here as well. I love that cookbook and I‘ve read your tagged book a long while ago but I enjoyed it! 2y
tracey38 Oh, that looks good. 2y
Tamra Yum! 😋 I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! We use berbere by the tablespoonfuls, so you can adjust to taste of you want it spicer. Some cookbooks tone it down to cater to eaters who don‘t care for much heat. 2y
Bookwormjillk @Tamra what kinds of things do you use it for? I have a whole jar left... 2y
Butterfinger That makes me so happy that you are enjoying this challenge. 2y
Texreader That‘s just so awesome!!! 2y
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mdm139
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Finally finished my #foodandlit pick for Ethiopia. I liked the complex characters and I learned a lot about Ethiopia history and culture and medicine. The pacing, length, and the graphic detailed explanation of medical procedures made it a slow read though. @Butterfinger @Texreader

Cathythoughts Nice review! I have it waiting , I keep think that it will be a slow read .. as you say 2y
EvieBee Yay! And this one‘s a chunked, I‘ve heard. 2y
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mdm139
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Pick up line reading! Kids are not officially back in school yet, but they are doing state standardized testing in person. I missed this reading time.

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mdm139
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Lazy Sunday reading for #foodandlit. I know the cookies aren‘t from Ethiopia but I am willing to make sacrifices. @Butterfinger @Texreader

Butterfinger 😆 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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This is my plan for #FoodAndLit #Ethiopia this month. So far, I really like this book!
@Butterfinger @Texreader

BrittanyReads This looks like so much fun! 2y
Suet624 Cutting for stone is do good. Enjoy! 2y
AmyG Great book. 2y
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TheBookHippie I enjoyed this read quite a bit. 2y
Tamra Wonderful read! Funny, I just bought Hambasha bread today - like the one you have pictured. 😋 (edited) 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Tamra That's awesome- I'd never even heard of it until I was looking up recipes for this month, so I'm looking forward to trying it! 2y
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Ruthiella
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This book was epic, though maybe with one to many grand gestures. The author thanks John Irving in the acknowledgments and I can see the influence - though Vergehse is much less quirky. Orphaned twins grow up in mission hospital in Addis Ababa in ‘60s & ‘70s. Definitely a good book for an introduction to Ethiopian/Eritrean history. The medical details were a little too much for me (wimp). #booked2021 book with doctor/nurse.

AmyG What a wonderful book! 2y
Come-read-with-me I‘ve had this on my TBR for ages! 2y
Cinfhen Oh GREAT CHOICE for #CovidHeroes 2y
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BarbaraBB Such a wonderful book 🤍💜🤍 2y
Cathythoughts I still havnt read ... great review & great choice for prompt 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BiblioLitten Great! I have been looking for books set in Eritrea. 2y
Ruthiella @BiblioLitten It mostly takes place in Addis Ababa but the MC does briefly spend time in Eritrea and some of the other characters are Eritrean. I hope that‘s sufficient for you! 😀 2y
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carolpharmd
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Masterpiece ~ I enjoyed this book so much!! Details about medicine, cultures, religion, spirit, conflict, love & family were woven together perfectly. 💜

BookwormM It is a great book 2y
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Melkyl
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Pickpick

This book goes to show that I really need to read the amazing books that are sitting on my shelves. I have had this book for so long and just never gotten around to it. I saw a post about how good it is, so I decided to pick it up. Gorgeous writing and characters! I loved this book so much. The connections between the characters and the backdrop completely drew me in. I felt like I was there. Be prepared, because many points made me emotional.

TrishB I loved this ❤️ 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Our book club adored this one. We've been chasing after a Cutting for Stone kind of experience ever since we read it years ago!! 2y
Lesanne I loved this book too! 2y
Melkyl @TrishB @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lesanne It took me by surprise. I have looked at it and passed it over for years. I‘m so glad I finally read it! 2y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Sitting in the shade in a parking lot waiting for a new windshield to be installed… #Covid

Cathythoughts I still have this book waiting for me .... 2y
Wannabe_Quijote @Cathythoughts Don‘t make it wait any longer! It‘s fantastic! 2y
smjohns @Cathythoughts if you haven‘t read this yet, you must! I just finished. This will be a book I purchase a copy of, to keep with my other all time favorites. 2y
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MynameisSnow
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Surprise mail from an awesome friend 🙃

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Wannabe_Quijote
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#Smoothie bowl, #coffee, and re-reading a favorite for #bookclub on the #porch

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HannaPolkadots
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Pickpick

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story! Beautiful and painful and unexpected, and it ended just in the right place. Loved it.

This concludes my June #bookspin, albeit a few days too late 😅
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks haha no worries on being late, people tag me in books from months ago sometimes, so it's all good!! Love it when a book knows exactly when to stop, by the way - it doesn't always happen that way! 2y
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HannaPolkadots
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Reading while listening to and smelling the lovely summer rain, and thoroughly enjoying all of the above ❤ Hope you guys are having a good Sunday as well!

AmyG What a great book for a rainy, reading day. 2y
HannaPolkadots @AmyG - right? Am loving it so far 😃 2y
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bookandcat
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My sleepstack prompt from IG:
🌌A book that has your DREAM bookish crush: THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot
🌌A book that you've been SLEEPING on: CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese
🌌A book that you're DREAMING of being adapted: A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanigihara
🌌A book that has you SLEEPLESS because you can't stop thinking about it: SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts.
🌌A book that put you to sleep: NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty.

bookandcat Someone on IG was hosting a giveaway with this prompt and I loved the idea! Had fun coming up with my list. Harder than it looks! 2y
Suet624 I‘m with you about shantaram. 2y
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thevagabondlawyer
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Had I read this book before lawschool, I would have desired more instead to study medicine. Cutting for Stone is an epic, heroic, vastly entertaining work of art set in the tumultuous times of mid-century Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With emphaty and wit, Dr. Verghese has a knack for creating characters and scenes that stick in the mind, mixing humor and pathos. A grandeur read! 👏

yargul_khan ♥️♥️👌👌 3y
thevagabondlawyer @yargul_khan 👏✋👏😊 3y
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Cuilin
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After years of reading books I didn‘t like I made a rule that if I do not like a book I will bail by page 73, arbitrary I know. But this was for IRL book club so I stuck with it and I‘m so glad I did. This was wonderful. One of the rare few that improved and completely took me in. Not all book club books have fared well. #sunset #magicalmay @Eggs

Cinfhen I had the same experience/ I wasn‘t feeling this book but it was for bookclub and it‘s now on my favorite all time list 🧡 3y
bio_chem06 My cut off used to be 50 pages, then I bumped it to 100. If the book can't get me by 100 pages, I'm out. 3y
violabrain One of my favorite books of all time! 3y
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Eggs I like your bold method! But I see there are exceptions for many rules-all‘s well that ends well 🤗 3y
Lcsmcat I‘m glad you stuck it out. It‘s a great book! 3y
Tamra It‘s sooooo good! 3y
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Thousand-Lives
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This book is every bit as good as everyone says it is! Beautiful writing, propulsive story, memorable characters. ❤️❤️❤️

Glad I finally read it thanks to March #bookspin.

violabrain One of my favorite books of all time! 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh this book!! ❤❤❤ 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo! Great review! 3y
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Thousand-Lives
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This puzzle ought to keep him busy for a while 😆 Meanwhile, I‘m on my last 100 pages of this excellent book. ❤️❤️

crazyspine Such a good book. Still cant believe an MD wrote it. 3y
Thousand-Lives @crazyspine I agree. What talent! 3y
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Thousand-Lives
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Reading time has been in short supply these days but I‘m loving this #bookspin read and feeling confident I can finish it by the end of March 🙂

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Thousand-Lives
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Trying to embrace this new normal with my kids learning at home and hoping to sneak in some reading time if possible. 🙂

rachelm Love to you guys! We‘re making this change too 3y
Thousand-Lives @rachelm One day at a time ❤️ We got this! 3y
Tamra Great book! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Very good book, enjoy!👍🏽 3y
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Thousand-Lives
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Excited to start my March #bookspin today!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Ooo love the cover!! 3y
AmyG SO GOOD. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Fantastic book!! 3y
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katy4peas what is #bookspin ? 3y
Thousand-Lives @katy4peas #bookspin is hosted by @TheAromaofBooks It‘s a fun way to work through your TBR pile. Each month you select 20 books you‘d like to read (or if like me, you have been meaning to read for a while but need a push!) and you assign each a number. @TheAromaofBooks will draw a number each month and you read that book. Join in if you are interested! 😁 3y
katy4peas @Thousand-Lives Thanks for the explanation! It sounds like a lot of fun! Once I finish one of my currently reading, I'll totally jump in!

(for some reason it won't let me tag you correctly..) 😕

@TheAromaofBooks Where do I find your chosen number for the month?

Thanks!
Katy
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TheAromaofBooks Thanks for explaining, Beth!! @katy4peas - this month's number is 20!! I also added you to the tag list. I draw the number on the 2nd of every month, so about a week before I tag everyone who is interested & remind them to post their lists & then tag everyone who made a list when I draw the lucky number. Glad to have you along!! Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!! 3y
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Thousand-Lives
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Here are my #bookspin and #doublespin reads for March. Really excited about both! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for making my Monday so much fun! 🙂

Suet624 Cutting for Stone! You‘re so lucky. That‘s a great one. 3y
Thousand-Lives @Suet624 I have been meaning to read it for years because everyone raves about it. Glad to finally have the motivation to do so! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Good luck!! Can't wait to read your reviews!! 3y
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Kayla8
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New finds!

BarbaraBB The tagged one is very good! 3y
Kayla8 @BarbaraBB I wasn‘t sure which one to start with but I guess I‘ll start with that one 🤷🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Samplergal
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A reread for the book club I run. I love this epic novel. If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend it. Don‘t give up. It‘s so worth it.

ljuliel One of those....one of these days books. I have it but waiting for the right mood. 3y
JenReadsAlot Loved it! 3y
Crazeedi It's on my bookshelf, unread! 3y
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Samplergal It‘s so good. Move it up. 3y
Lcsmcat I loved this one too! 3y
TrishB Loved this one👍🏻 3y
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“What first aid treatment in shock is administered by ear?”

“Words of comfort.”

Absolutely LOVING this book. Might be in my top 5 books of all time! It has some The Cider House Rules vibes— young adults learning medicine from makeshift parental figures— and thus growing up up grappling with difficult medical ethics. Strong themes of spirituality, family, and forgiveness. (And a good history lesson on Ethiopia!) 🇪🇹

violabrain I loved this book so much!! SO good!!! 3y
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SShiney
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I liked it overall. Loved experiencing Ethiopia, being a twin, and a new perspective on surgery and medicine. The ending saved it for me. A lot of gut-wrenching intense moments. It didn't have a strong narrative drive to keep me reading. It felt long, a bookclub deadline helped me finish it. But...good...