Mountains Beyond MountainsBook - 2009
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. This 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. --- from publisher's description.
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GreenwichFiction Feb 07, 2020
Wonderfully moving book about Paul Farmer's quest to provide healthcare to the poorest communities in the world. There is also a youth version of the book available. Maybe we could have the author (who won a Pulitzer Prize) come speak. True story of human compassion, resilience and love of humani... Read More »