Teaser Tuesdays – Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

I just finished this book during the weekend, and it’s such a moving and touching read. I feel bad now that I got so impatient over the medical terminology and highlighted one of the weaker points of the book in my last Teaser Tuesday post. All of you who commented that the book was wonderful, you are right. I didn’t see it then, but this is truly a wonderful book.

Here’s a quote I love…

Call me old-fashioned,” Deepak said, “but I’ve always believed that hard work pays off. My version of the Beatitudes. Do the right thing, put up with unfairness, selfishness, stay true to yourself… one day it all works out. Of course, I don’t know that people who wronged you suffer or get their just deserts. I don’t think it works that way. But I do think that one day you get your reward.

~ Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

That’s the kind of language in this book. Very simple, but still stays with you after you close the book.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



  • http://bookshelffantasies.wordpress.com Lisa

    This book has been on my TBR list forever! Thanks for sharing – it sounds wonderful.
    Here’s my teaser

    Lisa

  • http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com Tribute Books Mama
  • http://thebookishreviews.com Elizabeth

    I was just waiting for you to complete the book… :P

  • http://www.flowersofquiethappiness.blogspot.com Kara
  • http://bookventurers.blogspot.com Diana

    Very nice teaser! I really want to believe him. And I’m glad you enjoyed the book in the end.
    Here is our teaser.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

    • http://nishitak.com Nish

      @Diana: I so want to believe him today. In the book, he does get his rewards, so that makes me hopeful. I anyway think a clear conscience and a peaceful mind is anyway reward enough :) Thanks for visiting and commenting.

      • http://givingreadingachance.wordpress.com Veens

        Peaceful mind – I think I want that more than anything.