Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story by Pietro Bartolo

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Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story Read Online Free - For 25 years, Dr. Pietro Bartolo has run the lone medical clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa. In that time he has rescued, welcomed, and cared for many of the hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa who have washed up on the island’s shores. In this inspiring account of his life and work, Bartolo shares his quiet dignity, unshakable moral center, and inspirational message—“We can’t and we won’t be governed by our fears.” The book is filled with Bartolo’s unforgettable tales of pain and hope, moving stories of those who didn’t make it and those who did. Tears of Salt is both a lasting work of literature and an intimate portrait and fresh perspective on a signal crisis of our time.

Title : Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story
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ISBN : 0393651282
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

March 06, 2018

"This book is an eyewitness account, put down on paper just as it s, black and white, Without filters or embellishment. It has not been easy." I have never written a review before that I started with a quote, but this is so fitting. This book was not easy to read, it quite emotionally shredded m...

Canadian rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2018

Simply told and apparently well translated, Tears of Salt provides a glimpse into the boyhood of Dr. Pietro Bartolo on the island of Lampedusa and tells of his work over the past two decades tending to the migrants who have ended up on the island’s shores. Everyone has seen the newsreels of des...

Sara rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

Questo libro è una testimonianza importantissima che ha il grande pregio, tra gli altri, di far riflettere profondamente non solo sulle storie e tragedie che accompagnano questi profughi nei loro sbarchi, ma sul senso di fratellanza che Pietro Bartolo con il suo coraggio ed estremo impegno civile...

Geoffrey rated it ★★★★☆

August 15, 2017

(Note - I received an advanced electronic copy of this book via NetGalley) Not only does this provide an incredibly deep on-the-ground look at the ongoing refugee crisis and does an excellent work putting faces on the countless men, women and children that sacrificing everything for a desperate sh...

ShawnaW rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2018

This was a difficult book to read and an important book to read. Dr. Bartolo’s first hand accounts of desperate men, women, and children fleeing their homes and risking everything for the chance of a better life is heartbreaking. His love for his home and the people of the island of Lampedusa is...

Marika rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2017

This is the true story of how Dr. Pietro Bartolo ran the only medical clinic on the Italian island of Lampedus. Due to its geographic location, thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have made their way to this island. At times, the island was overwhelmed and resources were strain...

Brandon rated it ★★★★☆

October 21, 2017

Incredibly powerful short vignettes from one doctor's life in medicine, with a notable focus on the last decade dealing with the refugee crisis. Heartbreaking and urgent, it's inspired me to think about what I can do to help.

Sorairo rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2017

Non servono parole. Basta sofferenza, aiutamoci una buona volta gli uni con gli altri nel nostro unico mondo. http://madeforbooks.blogspot.it/2017/...

Patricia rated it ★★★★★

January 29, 2018

Heartbreaking. A call for urgency, humanitarian aid and Doctors Without Borders. Lampedusa, a small island between Tunisia and Sicily is being inundated with refugees escaping Syria, Lydia, Somalia, and other war torn countries. The physical health of the refugees and the number of orphaned child...

Isaura rated it ★★★★☆

April 11, 2017

Os livros de não-ficção têm ganho um espaço cada vez mais expressivo aqui no blogue. Gosto de ler histórias com verdade, que estão próximas de nós. Quando soube do lançamento deste livro decidi logo que teria que o ler. Um relato sobre histórias de migrantes que deixaram tudo para trás na esperanç...

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