We enjoyed a vigorous and interesting discussion of “Mountains Beyond
Mountains”, about Paul Farmer’s work in Haiti and elsewhere. Several
participants had visited Haiti on charitable work trips and had
illuminating insights to offer about that unfortunate country.
Our next meeting will take place at Latham Library on Tuesday
at 7 pm.
We will be discussing God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet.
This is about Dr Sweet’s experiences at Laguna Honda hospital,
once one of the last almshouses in America, where she was initially able
to practice medicine with time and thought, while also studying the history
of medicine, particularly Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century abbess whom
many know for the music she composed, rather than the medical texts she
The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan;
possibly as an audiobook or ebook via ListenUp Vermont, or in New
Hampshire via New Hampshire Downloadable Books. Users need only get a
barcode number from their local library to use this service. You may also
get the book from your favorite local bookseller, or online via
www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator website for booksellers large and small
from all over the world.