Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Book Club Forum #27: Cutting For Stone

Book Selection Status: READ
Month: May 2012
Genre: Fiction
Book of the Month: Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese

Discussion Questions

 1. What did you enjoy most about Cutting for Stone?

 2. Who was your favorite character? Why?

 3. What was "missing" in the main characters' lives (Thomas, Ghosh, Hema,  Genet, Marion, Shiva)? What was found?

 4. What was the saddest loss in this tale?

 5. What did you learn about Ethiopia's history as a country that you did not know before?

6. Did you empathize with Genet's choices? Why or why not?

7. What did you think of Thomas Stone's back story? Did it help you understand his character's actions and motivations?

8. How does Marion and Shiva's characteristics and choices as twins reflect the stories' themes about division, reconciliation, and unity?

9. Were you satisfied with the conclusion? Why or why not?