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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.


Obviously when people are killed in the book you do have to acknowledge that death is a bad thing, although in my books it is usually couched in some humorous fashion. Although you're laughing at what's going on with these dead bodies, and what's happening, you know, the person is dead, and it's a shame. But then again, there's always that aside of, But they were really awful.

- Laura Durham
For Better or Hearse


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