We had a wonderful, enlightening, and thoughtful discussion on June 23rd about "All the Light We Cannot See." While it certainly was extremely well-written, the general consensus was that, like war, it was a pretty grim work.
Our next selection is one that Father Phil suggested, "Cutting for Stone," by Ethiopian-born, Indian-American medical doctor and author, Abraham Verghese. This is the story of conjoined, twin brothers, orphaned by their mother's death at birth and forsaken by their father. Born in Addis Ababa, they are separated medically, and the novel focuses on their upbringing by two doctors and their subsequent paths in life. Verghese weaves their stories with the past half-century of Ethiopia's. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years and, while quite lengthy, promises to be a great read.
Because of summer schedules, we decided to order the books kit to arrive at CHS on August 18, with the group meeting October 20 for our discussion.