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Book Beginnings: February 18, 2011

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I am reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese for my MUS Moms book group.

"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 grace 1954. We took our first breaths at an elevation of eight thousand feet in the thin air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia."

Twins (conjoined, I believe) in Ethiopia in 1954? Very intriguing! 


Katy said...

I've heard of this book but I had no idea what it was about. Interesting beginning.

Thanks for participating!

Athira said...

Certainly interesting! I'm really looking forward to your review!

Mystica said...

I have read so much of this book but not got to it yet!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hope you love this one as much as I did.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Katy and Mystica--I have heard good things too and hope my expectations aren't too high

Aths--I have got to give myself a good sit down with this book and get started on it, it's kinda' long

Diane--So glad to hear you really liked this one as I keep getting distracted by thinner books :-)