Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Characters

Marion Stone and Shiva Stone

So, yeah, Marion and Shiva are two separate people—but at the same time, they're kind of...

Dr. Thomas Stone

For most of the novel, there isn't much good to say about Dr. Thomas Stone, other than that he's...

Dr. Kalpana "Hema" Hemlatha

Hema is Missing Hospital's only obstetrician/gynecologist, and she's also the adoptive mother of...

Dr. Abhi Ghosh

If Dr. Stone is a deadbeat dad, Dr. Ghosh is the exact opposite. He starts off the novel mooning...

Sister Mary Joseph Praise

Though she only appears in the first part of the book and is basically unconscious throughout,...

Genet

Genet is an Eritrean girl, the daughter of the maid Rosina. She grows up with Shiva and Marion:...

Missing People

We'll break down the colorful cast of characters that inhabit Missing Hospital in this section,...

Friends in America

Once Marion leaves Ethiopia for America, he has to make a whole new batch of friends. They're...