September Book

We'll be reading Tracy Kidder's Strength in What Remains for September. Join us by the fireplace on Wednesday September 21st at 1pm. 
Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man's inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances.  Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life.  Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts.  He ekes out a precarious existence until he meets the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing.  Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as her travels back over a turbulent life and show us what it means to be fully human.   from the book jacket