Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, about twin boys born to an Indian nun from Kerala who’s come to work in a clinic in Addis Abbaba and dies in childbirth. The saga follows the brothers thorough political upheaval, revolution and time spent in the U.S. for 560 ever more thrilling pages. (Verghese is a doctor born of Indian parents who immigrated to Ethiopia under the Emperor Haile Selassie.)Read about the other books on Ermelino's list.
Writers Read: Abraham Verghese (March 2009).