Monday, November 26, 2007

Evening Book Discussion Group at the Library

The next meeting of the evening book discussion group will be this Thursday, November 29th. The group will meet in the Board Room on the 2nd floor of the library at 6:30 pm. New participants are welcome to join!

This month they will be discussing the book: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Here is a brief description of the book from Amazon:

Three Cups of Tea: "The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti- American reaches of Asia.

In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time—Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself. At last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time."

You can keep up to date with upcoming titles for the book discussion groups if you visit the Buena Park Library’s LibraryThing page -- just click on the link for Library Thing on our home page.

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