Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN 10: 8184001754
ISBN 13: 9788184001754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and 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. 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.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 030727134X
ISBN 13: 9780307271341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold—an 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. 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. 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.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-02-25
ISBN 10: 0307372081
ISBN 13: 9780307372086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

International Bestseller A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel — an 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 mother’s death in childbirth 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. Yet it will be love, not politics — their passion for the same woman — that 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 him — nearly destroying him — Marion 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 man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2010-01
ISBN 10: 9780375714368
ISBN 13: 0375714367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780701183776
ISBN 13: 0701183772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

A masterly debut novel, visceral in its power, heartbreaking in its tenderness. Transporting the reader from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, Cutting for Stone is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and patients, temptation and redemption, home and exile--and a riveting family story, irresistibly charged with strange happenings, humour and pathos, that grabs you from its harrowing opening and never lets go.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin sons of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon at 'Missing' hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the brothers come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics-their passion for the same woman-that tears them apart and forces Marion to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as a surgical intern at an underfunded, overcrowded hospital.When the past catches up with him, Marion must trust 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. Cutting for Stone is both an unforgettable story of lives cut in half and a gripping evocation of the power, intimacy, danger and curious beauty of the ancient art that is at its heart.

The Tennis Partner

The Tennis Partner
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1999-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780060931131
ISBN 13: 0060931132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tennis Partner Book Review:

A touching true account of a physician's friendship with a medical student explains how their relationship develops through games of tennis, deepens, and then is threatened by unexpected tragedy. Reprint.

My Own Country

My Own Country
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0679752927
ISBN 13: 9780679752929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Own Country Book Review:

A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people

On My Own Country

On My Own Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BookRags
Total Pages: 3
Release: 1880*
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On My Own Country Book Review:

Practical Masonry a Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting

Practical Masonry  a Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting
Author: William R. Purchase
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112050000576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Marilyn Herbert
Publsiher: Bookclub-in-a-Box
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1897082657
ISBN 13: 9781897082652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Review:

Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read. The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun (who dies) and a surgeon (who runs away). The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth. The original conjoinment and separation of the boys becomes the operating theme of the novel and we are given situation after situation in which to consider the concepts of fusion and partition. Bookclub-in-a-Box looks at all that Verghese provides: history (Ethiopia and Eritrea), medicine (blood and liver disease), psychology (the search for identity), sociology (human relationships) and philosophy (of both science and religion). The narrative's real facts and descriptions are especially interesting for their thematic implications. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box printed discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 0316073857
ISBN 13: 9780316073851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge
Author: Julie Orringer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 0307593711
ISBN 13: 9780307593719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Bridge Book Review:

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green
Author: Derek B. Miller
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 0544706277
ISBN 13: 9780544706279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in Green Book Review:

“A modern masterpiece.” — BookPage Finalist for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, “Best Crime Novel of the Year” “As daring in execution as imagination, this adventure tale crackles with heart, charm and dark honesty.” — Shelf Awareness “Not to be missed, this is a compelling combination of literate storytelling and action-packed thriller laced with humor.” — Library Journal, starred review 1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who is starting an ambitious career reporting from war zones, resulting in the estrangement of his wife and daughter; Arwood is a naive small-town American private bored out of his skull waiting for something—anything—to happen. Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again as changed men. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she? “Written with Miller’s incisive wit, intelligence, compassion and authenticity, this is a novel from a writer fast becoming a master of his craft.” — Evening Post (UK) “Swift, gripping, and mined with surprises.” — David Shafer, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tribology in Engineering

Tribology in Engineering
Author: Hasim Pihtili
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN 10: 9535111264
ISBN 13: 9789535111269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tribology in Engineering Book Review:

The main goal in preparing this book was to publish contemporary concepts, new discoveries and innovative ideas in the field of surface engineering, predominantly for the technical applications, as well as in the field of production engineering and to stress some problems connected with the use of various surface processes in modern manufacturing of different purpose machine parts. This book is an attempt to introduce science into the study of surface treatment processes. Tribology offers a good approach for describing abrasive machining and coating processes and offers the ability to predict some of the outputs of the processes. The study of friction, forces, and energy explores the importance of the various factors which govern the stresses and deformations of abrasion. The effects of grain shape, depth of penetration, and lubrication on the process forces are explored. The tribology of nanostructured surfaces involves many fundamental and scientific issues. More importantly, it has tremendous applications in industries. It is a powerful tool to regulate friction, adhesion, and wetting of surfaces by altering their geometric textures and material compositions at the nanoscale, and, hence, to control the tribological performance of the engineering surfaces.

Not for Nothing

Not for Nothing
Author: Kathy Curto
Publsiher: Via Folios
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 9781599541297
ISBN 13: 1599541297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not for Nothing Book Review:

"And there was one more question posed to me, over and over again, mostly by my big-hearted, bull-headed, capa tosta of a father. It typically flew my way when the cyclone of rage and love and fear and affection ripped through the walls, shaking the everyday worlds . . . Who do you think you are?"

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman
Author: Gail Evans
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 076790463X
ISBN 13: 9780767904636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman Book Review:

An executive vice president of CNN shares her revealing insights into the "good ol' boy network," arming women with the tools they need to succeed in a man's world. Reprint.

The Distant Land of My Father

The Distant Land of My Father
Author: Bo Caldwell
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-29
ISBN 10: 9780811875219
ISBN 13: 0811875210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Distant Land of My Father Book Review:

For Anna, the narrator of Bo Caldwell's richly lyrical and vivid first novel, growing up in the magical world of Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s creates a special bond between her and her father. He is the son of missionaries, a smuggler, and a millionaire who leads a charmed but secretive life. When the family flees to Los Angeles in the face of the Japanese occupation, he chooses to remain, believing his connections and luck will keep him safe. He's wrong. He survives, only to again choose Shanghai over his family during the Second World War. Anna and her father reconnect late in his life, when she finally has a family of her own, but it is only when she discovers his extensive journals that she is able to fully understand him and the reasons for his absences. With the intensity and appeal of When We Were Orphans, also set in Shanghai at the same time, The Distant Land of My Father tells a moving and unforgettable story about a most unusual father-daughter relationship.

Beneath the Lion s Gaze A Novel

Beneath the Lion s Gaze  A Novel
Author: Maaza Mengiste
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN 10: 0393076776
ISBN 13: 9780393076776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath the Lion s Gaze A Novel Book Review:

"An important novel, rich in compassion for its anguished characters." —The New York Times Book Review This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu’s youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement—a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath The Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.

Cutting and Setting Stones

Cutting and Setting Stones
Author: Herbert Scarfe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000003224915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting and Setting Stones Book Review:

The Commoner

The Commoner
Author: John Burnham Schwartz
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1400096057
ISBN 13: 9781400096053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commoner Book Review:

In 1959, Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan, becoming the first commoner to enter the mysterious and reclusive world of Japanese royalty, confronting the cruelty and suspicions of the court, until, three decades later, she helps arrange the marriage of her son, in a novel inspired by the real-life stories of the reigning empress and crown princess of Japan. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.