Thursday, September 17, 2009


When it rains, it pours....

Sorry we can't be in two places at the same time: TRACY KIDDER, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
7:30 p.m., Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St.

TRACY KIDDER, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of our Summer Reading Mountains Beyond Mountains, speaks about his new book, Strength in What Remains, the remarkable account of a refugee from Burundi who arrives in New York with $200, no English, and no contacts—and with the help of ordinary people is led to Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. The admission ($10) will be donated to Partners in Health, the organization co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, whose story is told in Mountains Beyond Mountains.

I am personally torn between hearing Kidder speak and hearing Boyd discuss Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media.

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