“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare. Tracy Kidder's moving account shows how, from achieving this modest dream, one person can make a difference in solving global problems.
Falling out of love during a re-read - Weird things can happen when revisiting a book. I haven’t done it often because the nostalgia tends to be better than actually reading a book. There are several books I reread regularly and they never change for me. I think it’s because I read them so often. Rarely do I reread a book I read several years ago.
True To Form by Elizabeth Berg, A very good book by one of my favorite authors. Elizabeth Berg has a true gift for storytelling. Her stories are real, and her words make the reader stop, think, reflect and appreciate the simple things. Set in 1961, told from the perspective of a thirteen year old girl, it's just a beautiful story of growing up - friends, family, loss, appreciation
"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (HELLO SUMMER)