Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestseller author Tracy Kidder spoke in Dallas recently inspiring me to read his latest novel Strength in What Remains. Kidder takes us on a heroic journey of retelling the remarkable story of how Deo survived civil war and genocide. Deo arrived in America from Burundi in search of a new life and begins to meet strangers who are willing to take a chance and change his life. The story follows Deo’s difficult journey from homelessness to medical school. As Deo devotes his life to healing he also searches for meaning and forgiveness of his turbulent life in Burundi. This is a wonderful uplifting and inspiring story of how one person can overcome tremendous obstacles in life and also how ordinary people can help in the process. This is a good read for anyone looking for a heartening true story.

Book cover from Follet

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