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Local History Book Group: ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’ by Tracy Kidder

July 24, 2019 | Will Adamczyk

Join me on Wednesday, August 28th  at 7:00 for a discussion of ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains‘ by Tracy Kidder.

The Local History Book Group meets quarterly at the Library. Copies of the book will be available at the Main Desk on the first floor, or you can place a hold here.

“In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Kidder’s magnificent account takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity.” At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb “Beyond mountains there are mountains”–as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too.”

To see previous Local History Book Club titles and lists from our other groups, visit our Book Group page.

Will Adamczyk, Library Director


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