This book is about the surgeries that take place in a hospital in Ethiopia that is run by a nun. More importantly it is about the lives of the people who perform the surgery.
One of the sisters who works at the hospital ends up getting pregnant by one of the doctors and dies in childbirth. The story revolves around the twins that were born and their foster parents (both doctors) that raised them.
Originally connected by skin at the head, the twins were separated at birth. They both take different tracks to becoming surgeons and in the meantime become estranged because of a girl that came between them.
While this story is truly about the twins, the dead mother is ever present in their lives. Both of the twins reach back to her when they are trying to make sense of their current lives.
I highly recommend this book for anyone!
Rating: 10 / 10
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Edition: 1st Edition