Everything you need to understand or teach Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
Cutting for Stone is the complex story of the Praise family, focusing on twin brothers Marion and Shiva as they negotiate the hidden histories of their past while working hard to make medical advances for the future.
The novel opens with Sister Mary Praise leaving India to travel to Africa as a nurse. The ship she is traveling on has an outbreak of typhoid, killing many of the passengers. As she struggles to provide proper medical attention, she meets and falls in love with British doctor Thomas Stone. When they reach their destination, Stone asks Mary to come with him to Ethiopia where he is contracted to work at Missing Hospital, but Mary refuses, since she has promised to take up a post in Aden, Yemen. When Mary is raped at her post, she travels to Missing and is reunited with Stone. For seven years the two work...
Cutting for Stone Lesson Plans contain 135 pages of teaching material, including: