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15 Feb 2010 20:14 #1109390451 by inspector
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Hi Jessika:) ,

thank you for the new clips. The book Cutting for Stone seems to be very interesting. I just ordered´it, but I have to confess, I decided to read the German translation:( .

See you and the others in London
Claudia
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15 Feb 2010 21:02 #1109390452 by Nenne
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Hi Jessika!

I want to thank you too for providing us with the clips so quickly.

I have looked at this book and have felt a bit dubious whether I'll read it or not. The interview with the author was inspiring though and I'll give it a go when I have finished Hornby's book. I'd like to know more about Dr Verghese as well. Maybe Diane could help me there?

I look forward to next week's program when they'll discuss Liz Jensen's 'The Rapture', which I listened to on BBC4 last summer (abridged) and I have enjoyed the unabridged audiobook over new year's.

Nenne

PS Claudia! I'll take the challenge to read the English version, although I fear there'll be many medical terms and that was not covered in my studies...

"My love, I would love to come with you but you must first build me a palace" :D

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16 Feb 2010 02:38 #1109390455 by dchakko
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I don't know all that much about Dr. Verghese- I do know that he is a member of the same ethnic group as my husband- that is, Syrian Christians from the state of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India- Syrian Christians being descended from Indians that were converted by St. Thomas 2,000 years ago, before Europe was Christianized. Dr. Verghese (the name Varghese means George, btw, just as my name Chakko means Jacob) grew up in Ethiopia, as did some of my Syrian Christian friends. He wrote a wonderful non-fiction book, "My Own Country", years ago about his work with AIDS patients in Tennessee - You might want to read more about him at

www.abrahamverghese.com/biography.asp

I'd be happy to answer questions about Kerala Syrian Christians or their immigrant experience in USA, but, as I said, I don't know Dr. V- although I have a vague memory that someone in our circle does know him personally--- it seems most Syrian Christians are related to each other somehow!

I read both books, enjoyed both.

-Diane :kiss:

"So it goes like it goes
Like the river flows;
And time it rolls right on;
And maybe what's good gets a little bit better;
And maybe what's bad gets gone."

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16 Feb 2010 03:46 #1109390456 by Nenne
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Dear Diane,

thank you for this background information. It's something to start from, isn't it. I have the book ready and hope to start reading it next week.

Nenne

"My love, I would love to come with you but you must first build me a palace" :D

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16 Feb 2010 04:16 #1109390460 by webmistress
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Dears

My pleasure to provide you with them shows.

Cheers!

webmistress

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16 Feb 2010 12:16 #1109390465 by dchakko
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Dear Jessika,

I don't remember if I have thanked you properly for these clips (old age showing), but they are wonderful. When I first saw the book list I thought "Oh no, they will discuss Cutting for Stone, one of my favorite books, and I will miss it!" But thanks to you I was able to see the discussion!! Each episode of the show seems better than the last, they seem to be listening to viewers opinions and making some changes. The book discussion segment seemed longer this time, thank goodness. That's the important part. I will ask our local library to order some of these books- I did that last summer for Cutting for Stone, and they purchased it promptly!

Thanks,
Diane

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Like the river flows;
And time it rolls right on;
And maybe what's good gets a little bit better;
And maybe what's bad gets gone."

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