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Readings And Conversations Series Features Author Abraham Verghese

Monday, Nov. 5

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Maybe you only picked it up for the Sudoku, but since you're holding this edition of Boise Weekly and have taken the time to scan at least these few words, we know you can read. And maybe even enjoy it.

If you are even a touch on the word-nerd, book-lover side, head to the Morrison Center Monday, Nov. 5. Those lit lovers who hang out in the wood structure on Capitol Boulevard—The Cabin—will present the 2012-2013 opening installment of their Readings and Conversations series, featuring author Abraham Verghese.

In addition to being a bestselling author, Verghese is a physician, health advocate and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. In his most recent novel, Cutting for Stone, Verghese highlights the history and future of medical advances through the dramatic story of twin brothers orphaned by both their Indian nun mother and British surgeon father. Though the plot runs the risk of turning into a literary soap opera, Verghese's work has been praised as both shining and sparkling, as well as clear and concise.

For the chance to hear Verghese speak about topics of his own work, along with other important issues of our time, be sure to get your tickets in advance—Literary Circle and Main Floor tickets are already sold out.

The series will continue with Boise author Anthony Doerr Feb. 12, 2013. The rest of the series will feature Firoozeh Dumas and Andrew Ross Sorkin. See for more info.