Tracy Kidder
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Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

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    • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    • The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781

    Kidder tells the true story of a socially conscious genius who uses his intellectual and personal gifts to solve global health problems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book

    • By MikeInOhio on 11-22-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Soul of a New Machine

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read if you are an Engineer

    • By Sac on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Strength in What Remains

    • A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting
    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Tracy Kidder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite of Kidder's Books

    • By Roy on 08-31-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Good Prose

    • The Art of Nonfiction
    • By: Tracy Kidder, Richard Todd
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of the Atlantic Monthly....

    Regular price: $23.09

    • House

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Adrian Cronauer
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Why on earth should the nail-by-nail building of a house hold any fascination for anyone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just read it for the second time

    • By KHReston on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Among Schoolchildren

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Stephen Yankee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Among Schoolchildren illuminates a year in the life of a fifth-grade teacher struggling to make a positive difference in the lives of her students....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Gentle Story

    • By Anne on 06-10-09

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Old Friends

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Lowell George Seibel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Two old men struggle with their circumstances, their memories, and their mortalit....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Had to stop listening

    • By Mebythesea on 09-09-08

    Regular price: $29.99

    • My Detachment

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Tracy Kidder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Unrelentingly honest, rueful, and revealing, My Detachment gives us war without heroism, while preserving those rare moments of redeeming grace in the midst of lunacy and danger....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Antiwar Memoir

    • By Roy on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $23.93

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