Mar 28

Phoenix Carleton Book Club Meeting

Phoenix Carleon Book Club Meeting

Sunday, March 28th, 2010
3:00 pm / Phoenix

Announcing the initial meeting of

Carleton in Phoenix Book Club

Join us for a lively discussion of

Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains

Paul Farmer is a 44-year-old specialist in infectious diseases and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His biographer, Tracy Kidder, read his book on the connections between poverty and disease -- Infections and Inequalities -- and wrote to him, "I'm reading your oeuvre." "Ah, but that's not my oeuvre," Farmer replied. "To see my oeuvre you have to come to Haiti."

Thought-provoking and profoundly satisfying, this book will inspire feelings of humility, admiration, and disquietude; in some readers, it may sow the seeds of humanitarian activism. As a specialist in infectious diseases, Farmer's goal is nothing less than redressing the "steep gradient of inequality" in medical service to the desperately poor.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

3 – 5 p.m.

at the home of Nancy Fox ‘87

Please RSVP by March 21st

(If you need childcare, please RSVP ASAP)


Sponsored by Phoenix Carleton Club. Contact: Nancy C. Fox