Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three Cups of Tea

I next selection, chosen by moi is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Amazon has it for $9 (click here).

Here's a synopsis taken from Barnes & Noble's website:

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard
Anyone who despairs of the individual's power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan's treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools-especially for girls-that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson's quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

Next meeting will be at Jackie's place on Wednesday December 3rd at 6:30 pm (Note different day than usual).

We will be doing a book exchange for the holidays, so bring a book to share!

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