The book discussion group met on April 23 to discuss the book “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder. This non-fiction effort by Kidder focuses on the life and work of Dr. Paul Farmer and the Partners In Health Organization.
Much of the book takes place in the country of Haiti where Farmer works diligently to improve health care services to its impoverished citizens.
Farmer specifically focuses on the treatment of Tuberculosis and Aids and in conjunction with Partners In Health he brings his new and unique techniques to other countries around the world (Peru, Russia, etc…).
One group member mentioned that they really enjoyed Kidder’s other books as well. You can find more of Kidder’s books in the CLAMS Catalog:
- Home Town
- Among Schoolchildren
- Old Friends
- My Detachment: A Memoir
- The Soul of a New Machine
The book that the discussion group will read for the May meeting is “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy. Please pick up the book at the downstairs checkout desk and join us for our next stimulating book group discussion!