The Bad News:  I’m having a hell of time getting into this book.  All I’ve heard is how fabulous it is, how beloved the story, how heartbreaking.  I’m waiting, still waiting, to feel that way.  I hope it hits me soon or it’s going to be a long week.

The Good News:  I’ve shoved my stack of books aside to concentrate on finishing this one.  Yesterday I did (shame on me) drop into Borders to pick up Siobhan Fallon’s new book.  I read the first 6 pages and  — reluctantly — closed the cover and put it away.  CUTTING FOR STONE it is.  If I’m going to see Mr. Verghese (which I am on Feb 17) I want to have finished his book first.