Indie Next ListSeptember 2009
Tracy Kidder shines a penetrating, compassionate light on Deo, a Burundian, whose extraordinary resume includes cow herder, medical student, target in the genocidal horror of the mid-1990s, refugee, homeless Manhattan grocery deliverer, Columbia University student, medical student again, and philanthropist. Kidder's portraits of Deo and the amazing people who helped him are appalling, enlightening, and inspiring. -- Banna Rubinow, The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY
Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story of one man's inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances.