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Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder
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Jan 10, 2023 | ISBN 9781984801432

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“Tracy Kidder has done it yet again. Rough Sleepers will do for homelessness what Mountains Beyond Mountains did for public health. Kidder introduces us to a wondrous cast of characters who have been completely shunted aside. He doesn’t let us look away. And we take this journey alongside the astonishingly bighearted, patient, thoughtful Jim O’Connell, a doctor to the homeless. I’m in awe of this book. I’m in awe of Jim O’Connell. What a compellingly beautiful, inspiring read.”—Alex Kotlowitz, bestselling author of There Are No Children Here

“I couldn’t put Rough Sleepers down till the last page. Kidder’s writing sidesteps labels like ‘homeless’ to reveal the humanity of those who live on the streets. I agonized alongside the dedicated physician and the army of others who give their lives to a cause most of us pretend is invisible; I rejoiced in the fleeting victories. As with Mountains Beyond Mountains, I am left in awe of the human spirit and inspired to do better. That is Kidder’s genius.”—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone

“The estimable Tracy Kidder has found another unsung saint—this time not in the backcountry of Haiti or in genocide-ravaged Burundi but, literally, on the streets of a major American city. And once again, as with his earlier books, this finely  crafted story sheds light on a larger landscape of injustice.”—Adam Hochschild, author of American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

“What does it mean, in our time of inequality, to care for the vulnerable in ways that strengthen the better angels of our common humanity? Tracy Kidder’s book and the work of Dr. Jim O’Connell connect us to unforgettable individuals, who allow us to get closer to the suffering that is only one part of what we need to see.”—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family

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