Trip Lit: Stones Into Schools
In our December Trip Lit column, Don George reviews Greg Mortenson’s new book, Stones Into Schools, the follow-up to his best-selling Three Cups of Tea. In it, Mortenson recounts his efforts to build schools, particularly girl’s schools, in the rural regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. “Stones into Schools reminds us that every day in these fractured countries, people carry on their lives under unimaginably difficult circumstances with dignity, warmth, grace, faith, and hope,” George writes. “[B]ut equally critical is the fact that these efforts require an extraordinarily detailed and attuned appreciation of the nuances of life and landscape in these regions–the kind of appreciation that empowers every page of Mortenson’s humble and inspiring account.” See George’s full review, plus more new book selections here.
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