Wednesday, June 23, 2010

July Memoir Selection

Summer is well under way, hope you are enjoying some warmer weather!
As part of our inaugural book club, alumni and friends have chosen to select a memoir book to read in July/August.
Please vote for one or two of your favorite choices. Then, three books will be randomly selected and popular vote will decide the July book selection. Please select your book choices by Wednesday, June 30 and the voting will begin on July 1st.

If you would like to view a list of popular memoirs, here is a link found on the web (


  1. not sure if it counts as a memoir or a biography, but "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer and his work in Haiti. -- May be too similar to 3 cups of Tea, but it is very topical.

  2. Thank you for the book selection, Lorlee. As the selection ended yesterday, we will choose "Mountains Beyond Mountains" for the July Morris alumni book club selection.

    Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July, Happy Reading!

    Also, Briggs library at UMM is interested in ordering the book club selections to add to their collection. So, if you live near the Morris area, check out Briggs for the next book club book!

  3. Additional resources and articles related to the July book selection are provided by the Briggs Library staff and are included below.

    "Books of the Times; Healing Humanity On His Own Terms" [New York Times review of Mountains Beyond Mountains]

    "The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer" [NPR story & MBM reading by the author]

    "Medical Anthropologist Paul Farmer" [Fresh Air Interview with Paul Farmer, 2003]

    "Paul Farmer" [Stanford Spotlight/YouTube]
    ( )