CANCELED: Cover to Cover Book Club
- Date: 04/09/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Location: Mizell Senior Center
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Cover to Cover Book Club
This month’s book is Tears of Salt by Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta. Check the website for all book selections. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Mizell Senior Center at 480 S. Sunrise Way in Palm Springs.
The group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. The Mizell Senior center is located on the corner of Sunrise and Ramon at 480 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. For more information visit the Mizell Senior Center's website or call 760-323-5689.
April 9, 2020
Tears of Salt by Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta
—The internationally best-selling personal story of "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis." (CNN)
Situated more than one hundred miles off Italy’s southern coast, the rocky island of Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing civil war and terrorism and hoping to make a new life in Europe. Dr. Pietro Bartolo, who runs the lone medical clinic on the island, has been caring for many of them―both the living and the dead―for a quarter century.
Tears of Salt is Dr. Bartolo’s moving account of his life and work set against one of the signal crises of our time. With quiet dignity and an unshakable moral center, he tells unforgettable tales of pain and hope, stories of those who didn’t make it and those who did. Tears of Salt is a lasting work of literature and an intimate portrait of a remarkable man whose inspiring message rings clear: "We can’t and we won’t be governed by our fears."
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