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Abraham Verghese

Autor(a) de Cutting for Stone

10+ Works 12,837 Membros 659 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Abraham Verghese was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1955. He received an M.D. from Madras University, India, in 1979 and came to the U.S a year later to do a residency in Tennessee. He also earned an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1991. Verghese has been involved mainly in medical research mostrar mais and teaching. His specialties include internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, geriatrics, and infectious diseases; the latter has led to an interest in AIDS, which has been the subject of much of his writing. Verghese's thesis was a collection of stories about AIDS, and he then went on to write My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS. My Own Country received the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction and was selected by Time as one of the top five books of 1994. Verghese is also the author of The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss, and his short stories, articles, and reviews have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as North American Review, Sports Illustrated, and MD. Verghese, who is divorced, has two children, Steven and Jacob and resides in El Paso, Tex. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Abraham Verghese, 27 February 2011

Obras de Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone (2009) 9,546 cópias
The Covenant of Water (2023) 1,523 cópias
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story (1994) 1,091 cópias
The Tennis Partner (1998) 665 cópias
Die Träumenden von Madras (2023) 7 cópias
Rendering Our Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Short Stories (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Powrot do Missing (polish) (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Vannets pakt 1 exemplar(es)
Watching Insects (2015) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

When Breath Becomes Air (2016) — Prefácio, algumas edições5,648 cópias
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Granta 39: The Body (1992) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Boston Noir 2: The Classics (2012) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review (2008) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing (2001) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction (2007) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Silence Kills: Speaking Out and Saving Lives (2007) — Introdução — 11 cópias

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DNF…couldn’t do it. Dull, drawn out, uninteresting.
 
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dugmel | outras 74 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
A beautiful book with a lot of tragedies. Just like life, I guess.
 
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AngelClaw | outras 74 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
I know this will be an unpopular rating - only 3 stars - but I'm so glad I'm finally finished with this. I don't shy away from long books, as long as they're good. Covenant of Water, although the writing is very good, was simply too long and could as well have been told in 500 pages instead of the 700 . The author went off on descriptive tangents that didn't need to be told and didn't add to the narrative. Sorry Mr. Verghese.
 
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milbourt | outras 74 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
Lovely story, good writing. Interesting and believable characters. Didn't fill me with passion but still looked forward to reading it every night.
 
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RaynaPolsky | outras 74 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |

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Obras
10
Also by
12
Membros
12,837
Popularidade
#1,826
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
659
ISBNs
91
Idiomas
14
Favorito
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