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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
Three Cups of Tea GREG MORTENSON AND DAVID RELIN This readable story combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit ‘ ’ During a failed K2 expedition in 1993, mountaineer Greg Mortenson ended up in an impoverished village in the mountains of Pakistan. Moved by the villagers kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Over the next decade, Mortenson struggles against enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans to build not just one but 55 schools. This readable story combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit. 39