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Kidder, Tracy

Overview
Works: 85 works in 461 publications in 10 languages and 30,641 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Popular works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biographies  Juvenile works  Humor  Interviews  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: R154.F36, B
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Most widely held works by Tracy Kidder
Mountains beyond mountains by Tracy Kidder( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer--brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti--blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity"--A philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb "Beyond mountains there are mountains": as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too. "Mountains Beyond Mountains unfolds with the force of a gathering revelation," says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr says, "[Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it." From the Hardcover edition
Among schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year-long case study of a fifth-grade Holyoke, Massachusetts, teacher and her class
The soul of a new machine by Tracy Kidder( Book )

83 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979, Kidder went underground in the research department of Data General to observe the workings of the computer wizards who were designing and building a fast new computer
House by Tracy Kidder( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and German and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watches the construction of a new house from its architectural conception to moving day
Home town by Tracy Kidder( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Kidder reveals the sheer abundance of life contained within a town's narrow boundaries. Does the kind of small town that many Americans came from, and long for, still exist? Kidder says yes, although not quite in the form we may imagine. A book about civilization in microcosm ..."--Jacket
Old friends by Tracy Kidder( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old men in a little room. Together they represent some one hundred and sixty years of memory, of hope and achievement and sorrow - of life. They are residents of Linda Manor, a nursing home. What will become of them now? Once again, in the humble materials of daily life, Tracy Kidder - the author of House and Among Schoolchildren - has discovered a story of breathtaking intensity and depth. Old Friends introduces us to Lou Freed and Joe Torchio, strangers thrust together as roommates. They discover, as Kidder writes, that the problem of Linda Manor is "the universal problem of separateness," and we watch as, movingly, they set about solving it, with camaraderie and friendship, and ultimately love. Tracy Kidder has won the Pulitzer Prize and countless other awards for his best-selling portraits of American life. Now he confronts his greatest theme in this close-in study of old age. With the exactitude and the rich human sympathies for which he has become famous, Kidder opens up this world to us as if it were a wondrous new country - a country that turns out to be very like one's native land. Old Friends takes place almost entirely in Linda Manor, and its residents become urgently alive - struggling still with their circumstances, their pasts, and the challenge of living a moral life. For all its unflinching reportage, Old Friends is laced with comedy, sometimes with gentle wit, sometimes with farce. In the end, it reminds us of the great continuities, of the possibilities for renewal in the face of mortality, of the survival to the very end of all that is truly essential about life. This is Tracy Kidder's most affecting, and most important, book to date
Good prose : the art of nonfiction by Tracy Kidder( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Good Prose" is an inspiring book about writing--about the creation of good prose--and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship
Strength in what remains by Tracy Kidder( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring account of one man's remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived civil war and genocide, plagued by horrific dreams, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no knowledge of English, and no contacts. 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
A truck full of money by Tracy Kidder( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Paul Farmer in Mountains Beyond Mountains, Paul English grew up poor, in working-class Boston, but as Tracy Kidder writes, he had "a mind for the age that was coming." Brilliant, reckless, endlessly energetic, Paul English, after Kayak sold for $2 billion, asked himself: What comes next? Start another company? Use his new wealth to make a difference in the world? With a riveting, page-turning narrative and unmatched storytelling skill, Kidder casts a fresh and critical eye on how new technologies and start-ups, new money, are reshaping our culture"--
Mountains beyond mountains by Tracy Kidder( Recording )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Paul Farmer, focusing on his efforts to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring modern medicine to the countries and people who need them most
Among schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder( )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a year in the life of a fifth grade class in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and its remarkable teacher, Chris Zajac, who struggles against tough odds-- ignorance, lack of funds, diminished resources, and prejudice-- to make a difference in the lives of twenty children
The Best American Essays 1994( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1993 which were originally published in American periodicals. Includes essays by Ted Conover, Andre Dubus III, Stanley Elkin, Louise Erdrich, Ian Frazier, Stephen Jay Gould, James A. McPherson, Cynthia Ozick, Paul Theroux, and John Updike
The road to Yuba City; a journey into the Juan Corona murders by Tracy Kidder( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul of a new machine by Tracy Kidder( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder indelibly recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has changed little, however, is computer culture: the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the mystique of programmers, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. By tracing computer culture to its roots, by exploring the "soul" of the "machine" that has revolutionized the world, Kidder succeeds as no other writer has done in capturing the essential spirit of the computer age."--Jacket
Old friends by Tracy Kidder( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidder explores the lives of the residents of Linda Manor, a nursing home, and how they solve the "universal problem of separateness."
A truck full of money by Tracy Kidder( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortune, mania, generosity, genius-the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Kayak.com founder Paul English, an American maverick and a man who had a mind for the age that was coming
Home town by Tracy Kidder( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this splendid book, one of America's masters of nonfiction takes us home--into Hometown, U.S.A., the town of Northampton, Massachusetts, and into the lives of the people who live there. It is a place of startling complexity. Weaving together compelling stories of individual lives, delving into a rich and varied past, moving among all the levels of Northampton's social hierarchy, Kidder finds a great diversity contained within the town's narrow boundaries."
House by Tracy Kidder( Recording )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Massachusetts couple decide to build a new home and we follow the process of design and construction complicated by rising costs and missed deadlines until the house is finally completed. Includes an interview with Judith Souweine, one of the owners
Strength in what remains : a journey of remembrance and forgiveness by Tracy Kidder( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returning to his native land to help people in both countries
My detachment : a memoir by Tracy Kidder( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reminisces about his own life, in a unromanticized profile of a young man coming of age during the Vietnam War, chronicling his experiences as a former ROTC intelligence officer in command of a motley group of enlisted men on assignment in Vietnam
 
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Alternative Names
Kidder, John Tracy.

Kidder, John Tracy 1945-

Kidder, Tracy, 1945-

Tracy Kidder Amerikaans schrijver

Tracy Kidder US-amerikanischer Buchautor

Tracy Kidder Writer

Трэйси Киддер

تراسي كيدر

키더, 트레시

키더, 트레이시

キダー, トレイシー

トレイシー・キダー

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Among schoolchildrenThe soul of a new machineHouseHome townOld friendsStrength in what remainsMountains beyond mountainsAmong schoolchildren