Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, "Mountains Beyond Mountains" has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world's most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.
About the Author
Tracy Kidder, whose most recent book is Home Town, is also the author of Among Schoolchildren and Old Friends. He has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He lives in Massachusetts and Maine.
A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English and of Northwestern University with a master's in journalism, Michael French is the author of twenty-four books: adult and young adult fiction, art criticism, biographies, adaptations, and gender studies. His newest adult novel, The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder, he views as a drama about America's cultural values. French's work, which includes several best-sellers, has been warmly reviewed in the New York Times and been honored with a number of literary prizes. A native of Los Angeles, he also is a successful businessman, activist, and, with his wife, Patricia, a philanthropist raising money for programs aiding teachers in Santa Fe, N.M., public schools, which are some of the most challenged in the country. They divide their time between Santa Fe and Santa Barbara, Cal.
"An important story that feels like it breathes a dose of virtuous oxygen right into readers' heads."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"Accessible and fascinating. It's focus on Farmer the humanitarian provides a much-needed education in empathy."—Booklist
"A thoughtful examination of a complex man operating in a complex world."—The Horn Book