Dunreith’s Birthday, Coming Attractions

 

Tracy Kidder will be speaking in Wilmette on Tuesday.  I'll write more about his latest book tomorrow, but am celebrating Dunreith's birthday today.

Tracy Kidder will be speaking in Winnetka on Wednesday. I'll write more about his latest book tomorrow, but am celebrating Dunreith's birthday today.

Dunreith continues her weekend-long birthday celebration today, so I’m not posting long.

However, I will be writing soon about a couple of books I’ve read recently.

Tracy Kidder’s latest book, Strength in What Remains, is the story of a young man who survived genocide in Burundi and moved to the United States, where he resumed his medical studies and eventually returned to help his home country.

Andrew Nikiforuk’s Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, which exposes the multiple negative consequences of chewing up the sands of Alberta, Canada in a relentless pursuit of oil is an enlightening and disturbing piece of muckraking journalism.

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