2007 Summer Reading Assignment: mountains beyond mountains
The 2007 reading selection was Tracy Kidder's book, Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (New York: Random House, 2004; ISBN: 0812973011). According to Publishers Weekly, "In this excellent work, Pulitzer Prize-winner Kidder immerses himself in and beautifully explores the rich drama that exists in the life of Dr. Paul Farmer ... Throughout, Kidder captures the almost saintly effect Farmer has on those whom he treats."
The Catawba College community examined the themes addressed in Mountains beyond Mountains at various fora and functions throughout the academic year. Ultimately, the novel serves as one of the required texts for the spring semester seminar on globalization. You can purchase the book from your local bookseller.