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Upcoming Event at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
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Chavez Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, May. 21, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, May 21 & June 4, 10:30 am)
Come join the discussion! Our selection for June is Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. It is the story of 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.

Copies are available at the Customer Service desk on the first floor.

We will have a "half-way" discussion on May 21, and our full discussion on June 4.