Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

By Pietro Bartolo  and Lidia Tilotta
Read by David de Vries

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684410248

  • ISBN: 9781684410248

Runtime: 3.91 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For twenty-five 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dr. Bartolo tells us about rescuing everyone he can, burying those he cannot, and saving their stories as if they were his own. This is a personal, urgent, and universal book.” Gloria Steinem, activist and #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Through Dr. Bartolo we understand that it is impossible to do nothing in the face of such great human need.” Vanity Fair
“Heart-wrenching and relevant.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“The good doctor records the hopes, fears, and unforgettable stories of the people he has helped during his long island tenure and offers a new perspective on the refugee crisis.” BookRiot
“There is great hope and poignancy here.” Kirkus Reviews
“Moving [and] impassioned…[Bartolo] has written a powerful condemnation of public inertia to foreign tragedies.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Pietro Bartolo

Pietro Bartolo was born on the Italian island of Lampedusa to a family of fishermen. He returned to Lampedusa after getting his medical degree and has been running the island’s lone clinic since 1991. He was featured in Gianfranco Rosi’s celebrated documentary film Fire at Sea, a finalist for the Academy Award.

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Author Bio: Lidia Tilotta

Lidia Tilotta is a journalist of RAI Regional News and of Mediterraneo. She is the co-author, with Pietro Bartolo, of Lacrime di sale and Tears of Salt.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English