Past Event

Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone

Thu, Aug 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone

M.D.; Author, Cutting for Stone

National best-selling author, renowned physician and a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Verghese will discuss Cutting for Stone, one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the past two years. Verghese has earned accolades in and out of the medical community for his advocacy on behalf of patients and is widely regarded as having influenced the way modern medical students think about what it means to be a doctor and treat people. As an author, Verghese has drawn comparisons to Cormac McCarthy, Richard Russo and John Irving. His absorbing family saga traces the journey of twin brothers linked together by a shared passion for medicine. Spanning five decades and three continents, the novel is a stunning epic of exile, love and betrayal, and provides a warm and honest portrayal of the medical profession. Verghese will share how he uses literature to advocate for the importance of the doctor – patient relationship and to reflect on the meaning of his occupation.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Buy the book: Purchase Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone from The Commonwealth Club's online bookstore. If you order the book fewer than 5 days before the event, it will be available for pickup at the Commonwealth Club on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Photo by Joanne Chan. In association with the Health & Medicine Member-Led Forum