This is probably the best book I have read in the last several years. It is beautifully written and completely engrossing, plus you even get to accidentally learn about another part of the world while reading! I highly recommend it.
Here is the blurb from Amazon: “Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.”
by Phyllis Root
This is a great book to read out loud to your little kids...the rhythms and silliness of the words are a lot of fun. Nice illustrations as well. The story follows the travails of Poppa and the kids as they try to get to the lake on a hot day, only to be continually challenged by the rattletrap car falling apart.
Katie Edwards lives in Needham with her wife and two children, ages 13 and 3. She has a Master’s Degree in Library Science, but has been a stay at home mom for many years, so she is happy to have an outlet to share good books with others -- and will do so monthly on the Parent Talk blog. She loves to read [obviously], travel, try new restaurants, and gab with her friends. Luckily she is in a book group where she can simultaneously eat and talk to friends about books!