Strength in What Remains Author:Tracy Kidder In Strength in What Remains is a wonderfully written, inspiring account of one man’s remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him – a brilliant testament to the power of will and of second chances. — Deo arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and g... more »enocide, plagued by horrific dreams, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life in search of meaning and forgiveness.
An extraordinary writer, Tracy Kidder once again shows us what it means to be fully human by telling a story about the heroism inherent in ordinary people, a story about a life based on hope.« less
Excellent! This is the 2nd Tracy kidder book I've read and I'm finding him to be wonderful writer. He has a way of making non-fiction read like a good novel. difficult subject matter,not for the faint of heart, but highly recommended just the same.