Strength in What Remains A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness

ISBN-10: 1400066212
ISBN-13: 9781400066216
Edition: 2009
Authors: Tracy Kidder
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The Pulitzer Prizewinning author of the modern classicsMountains Beyond MountainsandThe Soul of a New Machinereturns with the extraordinary true story of a young man and his will to survive In this remarkable book,New York Timesbestselling author Tracy Kidder once again delivers the masterful story of a hero for these modern times. Deo grew up in the mountains of Burundi, and survived a civil war and genocide before seeking a new life in America. In New York City he lived homeless in Central Park before finding his way to Columbia University. But Deo's story really begins with his will to turn his life into something truly remarkable; he returns to his native country to help people there, as well as people in the United States. An extraordinary writer, Kidder has the remarkable ability to show us what it means to be fully human, and to tell the unadorned story of a life based on hope. Riveting and inspiring, this may be his most magnificent work to date.Strength in What Remainsis a testament to the power of will and friendship, and of the endurance of the soul.

Tracy Kidder was educated at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. Kidder has garnered numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction and the National Book Award for General Nonfiction both in 1982. He has also been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1990 and the Christopher Award, 1990. His publications include numerous nonfiction articles and short fiction for The Atlantic and other periodicals. Non-Fiction books include The Road to Yuba City, Doubleday, 1974; The Soul of a New Machine, Atlantic Monthly-Little Brown, 1981 for which he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award; House, Houghton Mifflin, 1985; Old Friends, Houghton Mifflin, 1993; Home Town, Random House, 1999; Mountains Beyond Mountains, Random House, 2003; My Detachment, Random House, 2005; Strength in What Remains, Random House, 2009.

Author's Note
Introduction: Burundi, June 2006
Flights
Gusimbura
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Some Historical Notes
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