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Old Friends

Old Friends

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by Tracy Kidder
     
 

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Ninety-year-old Lou quit school after the eighth grade, worked for the rest of his life, and stayed with the same woman for nearly seventy years. Seventy-two-year-old Joe was chief probation officer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, holds a law degree, and has faced the death of a son and the raising of a mentally challenged daughter. Now, the two men are roommates in a

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Ninety-year-old Lou quit school after the eighth grade, worked for the rest of his life, and stayed with the same woman for nearly seventy years. Seventy-two-year-old Joe was chief probation officer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, holds a law degree, and has faced the death of a son and the raising of a mentally challenged daughter. Now, the two men are roommates in a nursing home. Despite coming from very different backgrounds, the two become close friends.

With an exacting eye for detail, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder examines end-of-life sorrows, joys, and unexpected surprises with poetry and compassion. Struggling to find meaning in the face of mortality, Joe and Lou experience the challenges that come with aging�with a grace and dignity that�s sure to inspire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149267521
Publisher:
RosettaBooks
Publication date:
05/20/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
587,147
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1981 nonfiction book The Soul of a New Machine, detailing the development of the first computers at Data General Corporation, Tracy Kidder is a best-selling literary journalist and Harvard graduate with an MFA from the University of Iowa. He has written several other nonfiction works that have received critical acclaim, including The Road to Yuba City: A Journey Into the Juan Corona Murders; Strength in What Remains, the account of a man who survived the Burundi genocide; and Mountains Beyond Mountains, a biography of physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian Paul Farmer. He was the first A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School�s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy in 2010.

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Old Friends 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cherthom More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful book about residents of a nursing home. You will fall in love with all the men & woman in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone!