Tracy Kidder’s New York Times bestseller and ALA Notable book is the story of Paul Farmer, a doctor, Harvard professor, renouned disease specialist, anthropologist and more who saw it as his life’s calling to help those who need it the most. The book brings readers along, from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia as Dr. Farmer dispenses life-saving and life-changing aid fueled by his personal philosophy – “the only real nation is humanity.”
His story is one that deserves telling and one that has no-doubt influenced thousands of students. Check out the list of universities, colleges, high schools, and communities that have adopted this influential book:
Adirondack Comm. Coll., Univ. of Alabama – Birmingham, Augustana Coll., Austin Coll., Barton Coll., Bernard M. Baruch Coll., CUNY, Berry Coll., Boise State Univ., Boston Coll., Bowdoin Coll., Brandeis Univ., Butler Univ., Bunker Hill Comm. Coll., California State Univ., California State Univ., Chico, Canisius Coll., Capital Univ., Carleton Coll., Case Western Reserve Univ., Catawba Coll., Chicago State Univ., Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clark Univ., Colgate Univ., The Coll. of Wooster, Coast Guard Academy, Dartmouth Coll., Dartmouth Medical School, Dean Coll., Duke Univ., Duquesne Univ. Honors Coll., Emory Univ. Chandler School of Theology, Elon Univ., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Eastern Illinois Univ., Fairfield Univ., Florida Southern Coll., Fordham Univ. Law School, Fort Lewis Coll., Goucher Coll., Gustavus Adolphus Coll., Hiram Coll., Holyoke Comm. Coll., Hope Coll., Illinois Coll., Illinois Wesleyan Univ., John Carroll Univ., Kalamazoo Comm. Coll., Keene State Univ., Lenoir Rhyne Coll., Lesley Univ., Linfield Coll., Loyola Coll. in Maryland, Loyola Univ., Chicago, Louisiana State Univ., Macalester Coll., Massachusetts Bay Comm. Coll., Massachusetts Coll. of the Liberal Arts, Messiah Coll., Mt. Holyoke Coll., New Mexico State Univ., Northeastern Univ., Ohio State Univ., Otterbein Coll., Pace Univ., Pellissippi State, Roanoke Coll., Rivier Coll., Rutgers Univ., St. Ambrose Univ. (IA), St. Joseph’s Univ., San Diego State Univ., Skidmore Coll., Smith Coll., Southern New Hampshire Univ., Southern Vermont Coll., Stanford Univ., SUNY Albany, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse Univ., Tufts Univ., Union Theological Seminary, Univ. of California Davis, Univ. of Connecticut, Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe, Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of New Haven, Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington, Univ. of South Carolina, Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of Texas, Tyler, Univ. of Texas, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, Univ. of Washington, Valparaiso Univ., Virginia Tech, Westfield State Coll.
The Groton School, The Hathaway Brown School, The Putney School, Springfield, Mass. Central High School, The Taft School, Tantasqua Regional High School, Sturbridge, MA, The Williston School
Communities and Libraries:
Ann Arbor Reads, MI, Augusta, ME, Lithgow Library, Boston Public Library, Lowell Lecture Series, MA, Brookline, MA Adult Comm. Lectures, Cambridge Reads, MA, Cleveland City Club Lecture, OH, Concord, MA, Dover, MA, Falmouth, MA, Hamilton-Wenham Library, MA, Hampshire County Bar Assn., MA, Hancock Comm. Foundation, Ohio, Leverett, MA, Minnetonka Library (Library Fndn of Hennepin County, MN), Montalvo Institute, CA, Nieman Foundation, Conference, Keynote Speech (MA), One Book Southeastern CT, Reading Library, MA, Round Top Summer Lecture Series, Damariscotta, ME, San Diego Public Library, CA, Sarasota, FL, Syracuse Public Library, NY, Wellfleet, MA, Weston, MA, Winchester, MA
Find more information on the book here.
Watch author, Tracy Kidder, speak at the FYE 2009 conference in Orlando, FL here.
Order an examination copy here.