eBook Old Friends epub

by Tracy Kidder

eBook Old Friends epub
  • ISBN: 039571088X
  • Author: Tracy Kidder
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Reprint edition (September 1, 1994)
  • ePUB size: 1671 kb
  • FB2 size 1932 kb
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Home Tracy Kidder Old Friends.

I never tire of Tracy Kidder’s writing. I’ve read most of his books, including the Pulitzer Prize winner Soul of a New Machine.

A Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s touching, funny and inspiring true story of daily life in a New England nursing home (The New York Times). I never tire of Tracy Kidder’s writing. This book, Old Friends, is written in Kidder’s typical fly on the wall.

Tracy Kidder is an old friend. I welcome any opportunity to read something he wrote. Like Kidder’s other books, Old Friends is in its own category. There is vigor and bitter reality and calm truth and pulsing delight in his stories. Nevertheless, it contains some kinds of the loneliness expressed in Strength in What Remains (2009), and it echoes some of the humanity that pervades Among Schoolchildren (1989). You’ll be surprised as you get to know Lou and Joe and the others.

His writing makes you understand and really feel for the characters. The story resonated with me for many reasons. I think I enjoyed this book so much because it was set in western Massachusetts (where I grew up) and my dad was in a nursing home for a short period of time until he passed away. Kidder's books have always made the reader truly understand the characters. One of the reasons why I enjoy his books so much.

Электронная книга "Old Friends", Tracy Kidder From the New York Times–bestselling author and National Book Award–winning author of The Soul of a New Machine, this is an extraordinary look inside an often-hidden world.

Электронная книга "Old Friends", Tracy Kidder. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Old Friends" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. From the New York Times–bestselling author and National Book Award–winning author of The Soul of a New Machine, this is an extraordinary look inside an often-hidden world.

John Tracy Kidder (born November 12, 1945) is an American writer of nonfiction books. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his The Soul of a New Machine (1981), about the creation of a new computer at Data General Corporation

John Tracy Kidder (born November 12, 1945) is an American writer of nonfiction books. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his The Soul of a New Machine (1981), about the creation of a new computer at Data General Corporation. He has received praise and awards for other works, including his biography of Paul Farmer, a doctor and anthropologist, titled Mountains Beyond Mountains (2003).

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This is a work of nonfiction. I have changed some names. The following are pseudonyms: Clara, Dan, Fleur, Martha, and Norman"-T. Includes bibliographical references (p. 352)

This is a work of nonfiction. 352). 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.

Old Friends Paperback – 1 Oct 1994. by Tracy Kidder (Author). I like knowing what motivates other humans, so I was fascinated by this story of older individuals, in a retirement home. I am guessing that some readers are not going to enjoy the slow paced story, with its detail.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine offers an eloquent look at old age, visiting a nursing home and introducing its residents, who take on a moving vitality as they cope with mortality, life, and the past. Reprint. Tour.
Comments: (7)
luisRED
I was in a nursing home after a stoke. I left it as soon as I could because it was filled with people like the patients of Linda Manor. I didn't find the people at Linda Manor quaint. I found them unpleasant ranging from tyrannical ( bob, earl ) to know it all's like Lou ( who I think was a racist, being unforgiving in his treatment of the kitchen staff; who traditionally in institutions like this are primarily made up of blacks and Hispanics ).

the book is incredible well written. Mr. kidder paints a picture with words accurate down to the smell of Linda Manor. if your thinking of choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one read this book then think three times.
Zamo
The best of Tracy Kidder, his story is called "narrative nonfiction"; I found it so compelling it was hard to put down; one of my all-time most favorite reads. I like knowing what motivates other humans, so I was fascinated by this story of older individuals, in a retirement home. I am guessing that some readers are not going to enjoy the slow paced story, with its detail. Serious readers, who like the inside story will love it.
Sironynyr
While at times this is painful to read, this book rings of truth and honesty that gives one pause. No one likes to think about growing old and needing regular care. No one wants to believe that personal freedoms and independence have a definitive end -- and yet they do. It is therefore wise to read and explore the lives whose old age is current, so that we may examine our own futures and ponder what we might do differently.
Buridora
He writes about his subjects so gently and with love. He does a wonderful job of showing us that inside the ever growing number of old people who have become increasingly limited with age are people who have lived dynamic lives and deserve respect and humane treatment as their lives wind down. This is not an expose - the facility is a good one and the people there form a community for themselves. It is more a reminder that unless accident or disease get us first, old age awaits all of us.
Celace
Tracy Kidder is a superb writer of non-fiction. I love to read his books. He spoke to the Sarasota community when our library system had chosen Mountains Beyond Mountains for its one community, one book in early 2000. He speaks as well as he writes--makes non-fiction seem like a novel. Because our head librarian had just had surgery for a brain tumor (she had chosen the book), he accompanied us to her home to visit her after the talk.
Ytli
Tracy Kidder is one of my favorite authors. His writing makes you understand and really feel for the characters. The story resonated with me for many reasons. I think I enjoyed this book so much because it was set in western Massachusetts (where I grew up) and my dad was in a nursing home for a short period of time until he passed away. I wanted to find out what happened to Lou and Joe after the book ended though... Kidder's books have always made the reader truly understand the characters. One of the reasons why I enjoy his books so much.
Hilarious Kangaroo
I loved being reminded that "old people" are still there! They are still people who deserve dignity and attention.
This book made a deep impression on me. Mr. Kidder truly captures the reality and the soul of a well-managed nursing home. It tracks with what little I can see as an outsider looking in. His descriptions of the personalities are right on the mark, and for some reason I find this book reassuring.
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