Info: Our guest is Pulitzer Prize Winning author Tracy Kidder. His newest book is called "Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness." Its is the story of a young man from Burundi who comes to the United States after narrowly escaping civil war and genocide in his home country. With little money and few English skills, he works delivering groceries, sleeping in Central Park. Eventually, he meets people who help me in his quest to become a doctor. The man, named Deogratis (Deo), returns to Burundi and builds a clinic and health care system through his organization Village Health Works (Villagehealthworks.org).
In this interview, Tracy Kidder talks about many of his other books including "Mountains Beyond Mountains," the story of Dr. Paul Farmer and his medical work with infectious diseases in Haiti. He won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1982 for his book "The Soul of a New Machine." Other books include "Home Town," "Old Friends," "House," "Among Schoolchildren," and "My Detachment."