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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 7.17 X 4.71 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
The global coffee trade is a collision between the rich world and the poor world.
A group of graduate students is about to experience that collision head-on.
Angela, Alex, Rich, and Sofi a bring to their summer research project in Guatemala more than their share of grad-school baggagealong with clashing ideas about poverty and globalization. But as they follow the trail of coffee beans from the Guatemalan peasant grower to the American coffee drinker, what unfolds is not only a stunning research discovery, but an unforgettable journey of personal challenge and growth.
Based on an actual research project on fair trade coffee funded by USAID, The Taste of Many Mountains is a brilliantly-staged novel about the global economy in which University of San Francisco economist Bruce Wydick examines the realities of the coffee trade from the perspective of young researchers struggling to understand the chasm between the worlds rich and poor.
Wydicks first novel is brewed perfectlyfull of rich body with double-shots of insight. Santiago Jimmy Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International
"This wonderfully enlightening book describes the Mayan culture in Guatemala and some of the sufferings these people have survived." CBA Retailers + Resources
Includes Reading Group Guide
AmandaSnowManassas, VAAge: 25-34Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Writing needs helpFebruary 13, 2015AmandaSnowManassas, VAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2This was a hard one to get through. Despite the fascinating topic of fair trade coffee (something I'm passionate about) it felt like reading a journal article or textbook every time the characters were speaking to each other. Flat, wooden dialogue with uninteresting characters. What was supposed to be a thrilling story was actually dry and boring. Such a bummer.