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Massachusetts author Tracy Kidder and his latest subject. "it’s a healthy problem to create for yourself," he said. Kidder said that English told him that he didn’t really work hard for his money,

This week: Ron Suskind on Tracy Kidder’s “Strength in What Remains”; Elsa Dixler on “The Sixties,” by Jenny Diski; Motoko Rich with notes from the field; and Jennifer Schuessler with best-seller news.

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Tweaking multiple genres, Tracy Kidder has written a war story without violence and—almost as unconventionally—a memoir free of self-aggrandizement and whining. The plotline smells like coming-of-age:.

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Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains takes us into familiar and unfamiliar territory. In a previous book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” Kidder examined the life of physician and anthropologist Paul.

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Tracy Kidder met Richard Todd in 1973, when Kidder was a 29-year-old writing his first article for The Atlantic. Forty years later, the two have partnered on several articles and books and fostered a.

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It is online here. Our interview with Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd originally aired on The Book Show. It is online here. Our interview with Meg Wolitzer originally aired on The Book Show. The episode.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Kidder’s tender work. happened and build his hospital and do good only by lying to himself about the nature of the recent past. This raises the chewy problem of.

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AL Focus catches up with author Tracy Kidder before his Auditorium Speaker Series presentation at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. Kidder discusses his new book, Strength in What Remains, as well as.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tracy Kidder’s new book, out today, tackles the world of software engineers — and one in particular. "A Truck Full of Money" chronicles the life of Paul English, the.

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Along the way, we learn a good deal about the people involved, and the emotional tensions with which such jobs are necessarily fraught. Tracy Kidder has worked his magic out of reality. It is a gift.

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who know a good deal about agony and affliction. That young medical student is the subject of Tracy Kidder’s extraordinarily stirring new book, "Strength in What Remains"; and the gruesome business of.

"Home Town," by Tracy Kidder. Random House. or onto the building site of a couple’s dream home ("House"), Kidder’s nonfiction narratives are absorbing for the same reason good fiction is absorbing:.

"Like a novel, narrative nonfiction imposes structure, theme and subtext to events, place and character. Unlike novelists, authors of narrative nonfiction must live with the fact that real people and real facts seldom conform very tidily to these conventions.

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Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize winner. Author of A Truck Full of Money, The Soul of a New Machine, Good Prose (with Richard Todd), Strength in What Remains, My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among School Children, House

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His new book is an unusual departure for Tracy Kidder: the realm of reminiscence. Before going into it, he decided he was opposed to it but went anyway, resolved to do a good job. He had gone.

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More than 30 years after his elementary school days in Long Island, Tracy Kidder repeated the fifth grade. talking about their work with such animation,” Kidder said. ”I thought it would make a.

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