Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. New York: Random House, 2003.
This was given to me as a gift, a well-timed, meaningful gift. I added it to the February list in honor to the Haitian people.
Mountains Beyond Mountains can be seen as a biography about Dr. Paul Farmer within the context of his love for Haiti. Mountains Beyond Mountains can also be seen as a travel book, a great way to learn about Haiti’s culture and climate, it’s people and politics. Haiti is a conflicted country so there is a lot to tell. Kidder is sensitive to Farmer’s intense passion for medicine and does not diminish the magnitude of sacrifices Farmer has made for it. Relationships and health suffer when Farmer single-minded tenacity neglects everything else.
There were a lot of really good quotes so my advice is just this: read it for yourself.
BookLust Twist: From More Book Lust in the chapter called, “Guilt-Inducing Books” (p 110).