Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Author Tracy Kidder interviewed

Kidder has a new book entitled Strength in What Remains. PowellsBooks has an in-depth interview with the prize-winning author.

Powells describes the book: Kidder's incredibly moving and vivid new book, Strength in What Remains, follows and accompanies Deo, survivor of the genocide in Burundi who came to America in the '90s to make a new life for himself. Though Deo had little money and no English language when he landed in New York, he eventually found his way to Columbia University and medical school. Through his account of Deo's remarkable journey, Kidder makes the abstract achingly personal and showcases a genuine hero. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and inspiring, Strength in What Remains is some of Kidder's finest work yet... More.

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