Late in December I posted about my experience reading Abraham Verghese's Cutting For Stone (A Must Read....). The book has now been released - available here and here and here - and the reviews are starting to come in (links below). Reviews in from friends who have read the book are very enthusiastic.
This video from the publisher will give you a sense for the scale and vibe of the book (link):
Houston Chronicle: Cutting For Stone By Abraham Verghese
San Francisco Chronicle: 'Cutting for Stone,' by Abraham Verghese
Washington Post: Healing The Past
New York Times: Doctors And Sons