Mountains by Tracy Kidder In the book “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr.Farmer ”(2003), author Tracy Kidder tells a story about Dr. Paul Farmer whom he met in 1994. The book gives us an overview of Dr. Farmer’s life and his works when it came to social justice and global welfare. Kidder describes his relationship with Farmer and his primary works throughout this book. “And I was drawn to the man himself. He worked extraordinary hours. In fact, I don’t think he sleeps more than an hour or two most nights. Here was a person who seemed to be practicing more than he preached, who seemed to be living, as nearly as any human being can, without hypocrisy.”(2) Dr. Paul Farmer is an American doctor and health activist. He is an influential character in this book because he spends most of his life establishing quality health care in impoverished countries, such as Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia that lack medical resources.