I post my entire list of weekly discoveries on Sundays, but I like to pick out at least one book to highlight for this meme. To see what others found this week, click here.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: I discovered this one from Matt's blog, A Guy's Moleskin Notebook (here). This family saga, centered around identical twins, takes the reader from India to Ethiopia to New York. It is story of family wounds, medicine, and healing on a number of levels. See Matt's review for more.
A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley: This audiobook (also available in print) received an Earphones award from AudioFile magazine. It is the first in a mystery series that takes place in Africa. From the publisher's summary: "A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, . . . [the novel cuts] to the heart of today's Botswana--a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers."