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Cutting for Stone author speaks at Gallo

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POSTED December 24, 2011 1:50 a.m.

MODESTO — Medical doctor and praised author of the national best-selling novel Cutting for Stone, Dr. Abraham Verghese will speak at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7: p.m. The performance will benefit the Stanislaus County Library Foundation.

 Tickets for this performance range from $20 to $45. A 15% discount is available for groups of 15 or more.  For tickets or more information, visit www.galloarts.org or call (209) 338-2100.

Verghese is  Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of Center for Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, where he is now an adjunct professor. He is also the author of My Own Country, a 1994 NBCC Finalist and a Time Best Book of the Year, and The Tennis Partner, a New York Times Notable Book.

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