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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads to promote diversity

By | 2018-01-15T21:30:58-05:00 December 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder will partake in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Washtenaw Community College. Kidder’s book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World” has been chosen as the focus of the program.
The program encourages readers of all ages to explore “We The People …” – the many people that we are, the diverse communities we have created and the challenges we face in fostering a continuing sense of belonging and civic engagement in a rapidly changing world.
He will discuss this book and its true story of a gifted man in love with the world who will do all he can to cure it. A book signing will follow and the book on sale at this event, courtesy of Nicola’s Books.
Kidder graduated from Harvard, studied at the University of Iowa and served as an army officer in Vietnam. He lives in Massachusetts and Maine. He’s is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers “The Soul of a New Machine,” “House,” “Among Schoolchildren” and “Home Town.” In addition, he’s won the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award and many other literary prizes. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.”
Kidder will speak and sign in Towsley Auditorium of the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads or this event, check out the Web site at or call the Ann Arbor District Library at (734) 327-4560.

Tracy Kidder
7:30 p.m. Jan. 25
Washtenaw Community College

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