"The world turns on our every action, and our every omission, whether we know it or not." -Vergese, Cutting for Stone
Vergese's story focus on a two themes: choices and love. The initial choices that two people make together lead the way for the joining and journey of an entire family; from the fit of forbidden love that bore two unwanted conjoined twins, to the adoptive parents who annually vow to stay together, to the toxic relationship that may never come to be, to the brotherly love that is genetically entwined. Readers are brought through births, first loves, family bonds, friendship, heartache, joy, world travel, achievements, and death.
Cutting for Stone is a thought provoking tale that will cause you to think about how others' choices have caused your life to become what it is, and how your current actions are like ripples in a lake whose effects you may never know.
For those looking for a book rich with secrets, emotion, and haunting pasts, this book does not disappoint. Be prepared for a book that will consume your thoughts not only with the characters, but about your own life choices and relationships.
The next book club choice is called "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Goodreads.com gave it 4/5 stars. Hopefully this book won't take me close to two months to read it. Erin and I will post reviews soon. I also recently read The Hunger Games. Look for a post on that as soon as I see the movie. The next 2 books in the series are currently on their way to my house from Amazon.