Our 2011 One Book, One Community title is Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford .
For information on this selection in Duluth’s Area-Wide Reading Project, please visit our website.
What is the significance of tea in this book and in the title?
How has this book added to your understanding of other cultures and a geographic region few Americans have an opportunity to experience firsthand?
Agree or disagree with Mortenson’s statement: “When we increase literacy, we substantially reduce tensions.”
The Duluth Public Library and the Duluth Library Foundation invite you to participate in the 7th Annual One Book, One Community Reading Project. The 2008 book selection is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin. The story of American Greg Mortenson, a mountain climber turned humanitarian, is an engaging story of his introduction to a culture very different from his own and a chronicle about how one person can make a difference.
From now until the end of April, please visit this blog to join the discussion of the book.
To get the discussion going, let’s talk about how Mortenson was devastated after he returned to Korphe with supplies to build a school and village chief Haji Ali says he must build a bridge first. What does Mortenson learn from this experience? What else does he learn from Haji Ali?