Periodically members and staff recommend books and invite discussion in this blog.
Javier Galvez, M.D. recommends Priscilla Roth, Alessandra Lemma, and R. Horacio Etchegoyen, editors, “Envy & Gratitude Revisited.”
There is a copy of this book in the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Library.
The Plain Dealer wrote of Verghese’s first novel, “Verghese displays the virtues so evident in his bestselling and much-lauded memoirs. He has a knack for well-structured scenes, a passion for medicine and a gift for communicating that passion.”
“Cutting for Stone” is a family story, about fathers, mothers and sons; about abandonment, adoption, and reunion. It is also a tribute to the medical profession and how special doctors recruit and mentor others. Most of the story takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the diverse ethnic, political and religious backgrounds of the main and secondary characters intensify the narrative.