Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer reading

As summer continues, enjoy this list of reads:

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman - about cross-cultural medicine in the context of Hmong refugees.  Also has a nice back-story on the Hmong people.
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder - about the life's work of Dr. Paul Farmer, who started a thorough public health and medical clinic in rural Haiti
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zuzak - the holocaust, written from the eyes of Death about a little girl living in rural Germany
  • 33 Things Every Girl Should Know about Women's History, edited by Tonya Bolden - a collection of shorts about women's history and political movements
  • Return of the Black Death, by Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan
  • Buffy the Vampire comic books - entertaining, but not my favorite ever
Most of these I read in May, since Day Camp is a full time commitment. Enjoy!

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