My Own Country

My Own Country


  • Author : Bookrags Com
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1304556697


My Own Country Book Description :

The My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS by Abraham Verghese. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS....

My Own Country
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

My Own Country


  • Author : Abraham Verghese
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780679752929


My Own Country Book Description :

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...

Cutting for Stone
Score: 4
From 338 Ratings

Cutting for Stone


  • Author : Abraham Verghese
  • Publisher : Random House India
  • Release Date : 2012-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184001754


Cutting for Stone Book Description :

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....

When Breath Becomes Air
Score: 4.5
From 125 Ratings

When Breath Becomes Air


  • Author : Paul Kalanithi
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988406


When Breath Becomes Air Book Description :

A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title....

The Tennis Partner
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Tennis Partner


  • Author : Abraham Verghese
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1999-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0060931132


The Tennis Partner Book Description :

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....

Living Dowry

Living Dowry


  • Author : Abraham Verghese
  • Publisher : Educreation Publishing
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Living Dowry Book Description :

This fiction is set in Nedumanoor, in south Kerala, an imaginary village. The time scale of the story spans from the 1930’s to the next millennium with three generations in focus. Kunj, a school dropout was deeply in love with a beautiful girl, Marria. However, Marria was not smitten by him. Read how Kunj managed to marry her and from then on how Marria became a “living dowry” for his family. Several people and social factors controlled how life proceeded for Marria in that society. The story has exploitation of women, skewed romances, a wrestling match, marriage brokering, school teachers, Church pastors, and so on. All these are woven to make an interesting reading and an insight into the rural life that once existed in Kerala, the state whic...

In Shock
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

In Shock


  • Author : Rana Awdish
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250119223


In Shock Book Description :

A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotion...

White Dog Fell from the Sky
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

White Dog Fell from the Sky


  • Author : Eleanor Morse
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101606209


White Dog Fell from the Sky Book Description :

An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge Danticat Eleanor Morse’s rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story. In apartheid South Africa in 1977, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he is hired as a gardener by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who has abandoned her Ph.D. studies to follow her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes missing and Alice goes searching for him, what she finds will change her life and inextricably...