Summer Reading 2006
Tracy Kidder: Mountains Beyond Mountains
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The Smith College summer reading
selection for 2006 is Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul
Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder. This true story
focuses on Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard professor and renowned infectious-disease
specialist, who was brought up in unusual and impoverished circumstances,
found his life's calling in medical school, and went on to diagnose and
cure infectious diseases in some of the poorest areas of the world. Tracy
Kidder will visit campus to discuss his work on September 5.
|Reading and Reflection: Mountains Beyond Mountains
|Tuesday, September 5
||John M. Greene Hall, 8 pm
Copies of Mountains Beyond Mountains are available in Neilson
Library, Smith College -
R 154 .F36 K53 2004
Look inside the book at Amazon.com.
For more information about the book and author, reviews, excepts,
and interviews with Tracy Kidder, visit the Random
House website, publisher of Mountains Beyond Mountains.
to Tracy Kidder read an excerpt from Mountains Beyond Mountains
[from All Things Considered on National Public Radio].
Note: If you are off campus you will be asked for a username and password
when clicking on the resources listed below. Enter your Smith GroupWise
email username and password.
Biography of Tracy Kidder including awards, career information,
further readings, and writings.
Search by keyword for <Tracy Kidder> AND <Mountains Beyond
Mountains> in the following databases of newspapers and periodical
|| Choose "Arts & Sports News"
|| Choose "Book, Movie, Music & Plays Reviews"
|| Enter search terms "Tracy Kidder" and "Mountains
|| Choose "previous five years".
Author Tracy Kidder
| Partners in Health - Learn more about the
organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti in 1987.
|Learn more about Haiti's people and culture...
CIA World Factbook
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Haiti
Smith College News
College Summer Reading Program 2006
Summer reading program for first-year and all entering students.
Kettle Bottom (Diane Gilliam Fisher)
The Gangster We Are All Looking For (Lê Thi Diem Thúy)
Summer Reading 2003
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (Barbara Ehrenreich)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
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