Friday, March 5, 2010

A lovely author visit with Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese, author of one of the Odyssey's favorite books from 2009,Cutting for Stone, made an impromptu visit this afternoon. Mr. Verghese just happened to be in the area and was gracious enough to visit with a local book club.

Cutting for Stone (recently released in paperback) is the best book that Emily Crowe has read in the past five years, and I quote:

"This extraordinary first novel had me in thrall from chapter one-- it's a rare author who can plumb the horrors of civil war and the operating theatre one moment, the vagaries of the human heart the next moment, all with equal deftness, but Verghese rises to the challenge with grace. With Surgical precision he limns his characters, treating even their flaws with compassion and a true generosity of spirit, adroitly interweaving medical techniques and philosophy into this sweeping story of family and fatherland, love and loyalty. This is the best book I've read in the last five years". ~Emily Crowe.

He was also kind enough to sign some paperback stock. Click here or give us a call at 800-540-7307 to order your signed paperback copy of Cutting for Stone while supplies last!

Watch the video to hear about Verghese' writing process and a little bit about his novel.

Enjoy! ~Nieves

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