My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS Themes

Abraham Verghese
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The Need for a Home

The title of the book is indicative of the author's own longing to belong somewhere, and he frequently mentions the fact that he is envious of those who have roots. Though this longing is often at the heart of Abraham's thoughts, he also despises the "clannish" tendencies of some of his friends who are also from India. On at least one occasion, Abraham seems to wonder if this longing is not so much for a place, as for something else, and he seems interested in the very concrete faith described by Will Johnson. It seems that Rajani is also seeking this as she undertakes to buy a house, though Abraham is less than enthusiastic about the endeavor. She wants that stability to be in Tennessee, but Abraham's level of burnout seems to be so high that he cannot abide the idea of home being...

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