Wednesday, June 19, 2013


The members of the Royalton Hartland Library Book Club will be discussing the deep connection between twin brothers born into less than perfect circumstances in a compelling story set in Ethiopia and the United States at their Monday, June 24 meeting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport.

This month’s book selection for discussion is “Cutting for Stone” a bestseller by Abraham Verghese. This is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Twin brothers, Marion and Shiva Stone are born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a British surgeon. The father disappears and they then are orphaned when their mother dies. Bound together by their familial connection and shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

The Royalton Hartland Book Club meets monthly to discuss selected literary works, and they welcome other interested readers to join to share their ideas and opinions. More information can be found online at

Please call the library at 716-735-3281 with any questions or for more information.