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Tracy Kidder


My Detachment
2005

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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.


I pretty much imagined failure, and my image of myself as an older woman, that I feared so much, was that I would be alone one day, and I would live with two cats. And I am indeed old, and I'm alone, and I live with two cats. But there is that whole body of work that still astonishes me.

- Gail Godwin
The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961-1963


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