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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

Book Cover Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

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.

Listen to Tracy Kidder read an excerpt from Mountains Beyond Mountains [from All Things Considered on National Public Radio].

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Biographical Information

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Biography of Tracy Kidder including awards, career information, further readings, and writings.

Book Reviews

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Author Tracy Kidder
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More Information

Website Link
Partners in Health - Learn more about the organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti in 1987. http://www.pih.org/
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Smith College News

Smith College Summer Reading Program 2006
Summer reading program for first-year and all entering students.

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