Much of the book takes place in the country of Haiti where Farmer works diligently to improve health care services to its impoverished citizens.
Farmer specifically focuses on the treatment of Tuberculosis and Aids and in conjunction with Partners In Health he brings his new and unique techniques to other countries around the world (Peru, Russia, etc...).
One group member mentioned that they really enjoyed Kidder's other books as well. You can find more of Kidder's books in the CLAMS Catalog:
- Home Town
- Among Schoolchildren
- Old Friends
- My Detachment: A Memoir
- The Soul of a New Machine