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August 29, 2009 12:52 PM   Subscribe

Tracy Kidder’s new book 'Strength in What Remains' receives rave reviews from Ron Suskind at the NYT Sunday Book Review. An Excerpt from Chapter 1. The website of Deogratias' Village Health Works. A short blog post about Deo's younger brother, Asvelt, which also includes a video of wonderful Burundian drumming
posted by growabrain (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks, that's a powerful story and it looks to be an excellent book.
posted by languagehat at 1:16 PM on August 29, 2009

I heard an interview with Kidder on the radio the other day - it sounds like a fascinating book about a subject so painful that I'm kind of afraid to read it.
posted by rtha at 1:47 PM on August 29, 2009

Mountains Beyond Mountains is one of my favorite books, so I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
posted by lukemeister at 6:00 PM on August 29, 2009

You had me at "Tracy Kidder."
posted by paulsc at 6:01 PM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

Love the Burundi clip. I saw a troupe from Burundi doing this live, at a percussion festival in Amsterdam a couple decades ago. It was killing. What a sound, and what a spectacle!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:24 PM on August 29, 2009

I am SO excited to read this! I second the Mountains Beyond Mountains shout-out - not only is it about one of my personal heroes, but the writing is terrific.
posted by naoko at 8:28 AM on August 30, 2009

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