Cutting for Stone pdf

Cutting for Stone  pdf

Title: Cutting for Stone pdf

Author: Abraham Verghese

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Cultural,Africa,Book Club,Eastern Africa,Ethiopia,Health,Medicine

Pages: 541 pages

Cutting for Stone pdf

A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.,Marion and Shiva Stone are 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.,(front flap)


Black Dove White Raven pdf

Black Dove White Raven  pdf

Title: Black Dove White Raven pdf

Author: Elizabeth Wein

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Historical,Fiction,Cultural,Africa,War,Adventure,Young Adult,Teen,Eastern Africa,Ethiopia,War,World War II

Pages: 368 pages

Black Dove White Raven pdf

A story of survival, subterfuge, espionage, and identity.,Emilia and Teo’s lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo’s mother died immediately, but Em’s survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother’s wishes—in a place where he won’t be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat.,Seeking a home where her children won’t be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia, and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their devotion to their country, its culture and people, and each other be their downfall or their salvation?,In the tradition of her award-winning and bestselling Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit.


In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills pdf

In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills  pdf

Title: In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills pdf

Author: Jennifer Haupt

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Cultural,Africa,Literary Fiction,Eastern Africa,Rwanda

Pages: 384 pages

In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills pdf

Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this inspiring novel that bestselling author Wally Lamb calls “an evocative page-turner” and Caroline Leavitt calls “blazingly original” is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiveness.,In1968, Lillian


Hope Is Our Only Wing pdf

Hope Is Our Only Wing  pdf

Title: Hope Is Our Only Wing pdf

Author: Rutendo Tavengerwei

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Fiction,Cultural,Africa,Realistic Fiction,Eastern Africa,Zimbabwe,Young Adult,Teen

Pages: 304 pages

Hope Is Our Only Wing pdf

For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, struggling with grief and bewilderment following her father’s death, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. ,For Tanyaradzwa, whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting. ,As the two of them form an unlikely friendship, Shamiso begins to confront her terrible fear of loss. In getting close to another person, particularly someone who’s ill, isn’t she just opening herself up to more pain? And underpinning it all – what did happen to her father, the night of that strange and implausible car crash?


The Garbage King pdf

The Garbage King  pdf

Title: The Garbage King pdf

Author: Elizabeth Laird

Genre: ,Childrens,Fiction,Realistic Fiction,Young Adult,Academic,School,Cultural,Africa,Eastern Africa,Ethiopia

Pages: 340 pages

The Garbage King pdf

Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird’s new novel takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.,When Mamo’s mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated – and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.