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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Kidder Narrator: Lowell George Seibel Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tracy Kidder won the Pulitzer Prize for The Soul of a New Machine. House and Among Schoolchildren were national best sellers. Now this crackerjack reporter with a common touch (Philip Lopate, The Washington Post) has turned his talents to his most important and universal theme in this, a close-in study of old age in America. With care and exactitude, with the human compassion and humor for which he is famed, Kidder opens up a fascinating world to us that is, at the same time, foreign and compelling.

The narrative takes place entirely in a nursing home and focuses on two old men struggling with their circumstances, their memories, and their mortality. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thom Dunn | 2/8/2014

    " What would you label Tracy Kidder's books. Non-fiction ? No, too much dialogue....Here, for example we hear the conversation about end-of-life alternatives between doctor and diabetic patient. Call it fiction ? Again, impossible, Kidder is a Rembrandt of realism. Like Home, this is a how-to book or a how-it-was for being old and still living rather than "waiting for death". Endorsement on back cover of Strength in What Remains calls him the master of "narrative non-fiction". Close enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 2/5/2014

    " On one hand, bittersweet story of two men who become roomates and, eventually, friends, at a retirement home. On the other hand, an indictment of the way we treat the elderly in the U.S. Highly recommended, along with his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tory | 2/2/2014

    " I like Tracy Kidder's works. This was a tender story about two men rooming together at a nursing home in western Mass. Sweet, poignant, and a little tough to read at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Audrey Weis | 1/29/2014

    " Though I never thought I'd like a book about a nursing home, this one is a keeper! I loved getting to know the characters and cheered them on through their various obstacles. Though parts did indeed produce tears,there is nothing melodramatic or sappy about the writing - just a glimpse into real lives in a real place. "

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