Gripping. Dr. Paul Farmer has worked in Haiti for three decades, and his work there was described in a finely written book by Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains, which I recommended highly in January 2004. Farmer has written a book of his own, Haiti After the Earthquake, which presents both his own gripping account of this disaster and the reflections of a handful of others who provide readers with a deep understanding of the plight of the people of Haiti. Farmer’s work with the poor is inspiring, but he does little back patting in this book. He expresses with experience and concern what has brought the people of Haiti to their current situation, and what can be done to help them build a better society. Many readers will finish this book and want to do something to help.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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