Old Friends

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Wheeler Pub., 1993 - Medical - 385 pages
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Now in paperback, the national bestseller on growing old. Tracy Kidder has won the Pulitzer Prize and countless other awards for his bestselling studies of ordinary life. Now he confronts his most important and universal theme in this personal study of old age in America. "Touching, funny and inspiring".--New York Times.

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Excellent insight into life in a nursing home. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this story and the writing. - Goodreads
Wonderful character development. - Goodreads
wonderful insight into growing old in a nursing home. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Donna Gabbard - Goodreads

While I found it a bit depressing to read about those who spend their last years in a nursing home, it was encouraging to meet those who "continued to live" in spite of being in such a dreary setting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Straub - Goodreads

At the end of this book, I initially didn't believe that it was nonfiction because it was so well written. Such a good read, it's amazing the real stories he tells Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Tracy Kidder was educated at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. Kidder has garnered numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction and the National Book Award for General Nonfiction both in 1982. He has also been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1990 and the Christopher Award, 1990. His publications include numerous nonfiction articles and short fiction for The Atlantic and other periodicals. Non-Fiction books include The Road to Yuba City, Doubleday, 1974; The Soul of a New Machine, Atlantic Monthly-Little Brown, 1981 for which he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award; House, Houghton Mifflin, 1985; Old Friends, Houghton Mifflin, 1993; Home Town, Random House, 1999; Mountains Beyond Mountains, Random House, 2003; My Detachment, Random House, 2005; Strength in What Remains, Random House, 2009.

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