All Iowa Reads Book Discussion
This year's selection is: "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder.
Having survived the horrors of civil war and genocide, Deo arrives at JFK airport from Burundi with $200, no English, and no contacts. Eking out a precarious existence, he begins to meet the strangers who will point him eventually toward Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Pulitzer Price winner Tracy Kidder gives us the superb story of one man's remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him--a brilliant testament to the power of will and of second changes.