Local History Book Group to feature Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

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Local History Book Group to feature Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Join Local History Book Group at Milton Public Library

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room, Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold a session of his Local History Book Group. The book to be read in advance is Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (c2003) and copies will be available to check out at the first floor Borrowers Service desk. This title is Kidder’s engaging biography of the selfless, tireless, good-humored and still relatively young physician, Dr. Paul Farmer. Kidder, who won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1981, has been following the 44-year-old Farmer’s work on behalf of the poor since 1994. Born in Massachusetts, Farmer grew up on the coast of Florida, where his family lived in an old bus and on a salvaged boat. Despite these privations, he graduated at the top of his high school class and won a full scholarship to Duke University. He devoted his life to working with the downtrodden and began helping them in Haiti in 1983, the year before he entered Harvard Medical School. You can read more about this fascinating book at our website. Please join Will for a lively discussion in August.

For more information about these events:

All of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are free and open to the public. They are held in the lower level Keys Community Room unless otherwise specified here. For more information, go to www.miltonlibrary.org and click on “events” from the main page, or call Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference at 617-698-5757, x.3.

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