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Tracy Kidder
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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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Good Prose
The Art of Nonfiction
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $16.00

Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Good Prose
The Art of Nonfiction
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $26.00

Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Good Prose
The Art of Nonfiction
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Home Town

Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $8.99

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ember
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $8.99

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People)
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.99

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Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00

ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Notable book


This paperback edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Selected for Common Reading: 

Colleges & Universities

Adirondack Comm. Coll., Augustana Coll., Austin Coll., Barton Coll., Bernard M. Baruch Coll., CUNY, Berry Coll., Boise State Univ., Boston Coll., Bowdoin Coll., Brandeis Univ., Butler Univ., Bunker Hill Comm. Coll., California... Read more >

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Mountains Beyond Mountains

Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $30.00

ALA Notable Book, 2003


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... Read more >

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Exam Copy
Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $18.00

ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Notable book

This paperback edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Selected for Common Reading: 

Colleges & Universities

Adirondack Comm. Coll., Augustana Coll., Austin Coll., Barton Coll., Bernard M. Baruch Coll., CUNY, Berry Coll., Boise State Univ., Boston Coll., Bowdoin Coll., Brandeis Univ., Butler Univ., Bunker Hill Comm. Coll., California... Read more >

Exam Copy
My Detachment
A Memoir
Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $13.95

My Detachment is a war story like none you have ever read before, an unromanticized portrait of a young man coming of age in the controversial war that defined a generation. In an astonishingly honest, comic, and moving account of his tour of duty in Vietnam, master storyteller Tracy Kidder writes... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

My Detachment
A Memoir
Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $9.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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Strength in What Remains

Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.00

Selected for Common Reading at:
Alvernia University
Arcadia University
Caldwell College
Claremont McKenna College
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Penn State Berks
Stanford University
Sweet Briar College
Trinity College
University of Delaware
Western Michigan University

All Iowa Reads 2012
Reading Together 2011, Kalamazoo Public Library

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award


In Strength in What Remains, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder gives us... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Strength in What Remains

Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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