Saturday, January 26, 2013

Six top works of nonfiction

At The Daily Beast, Pulitzer winner Tracy Kidder and his longtime editor Richard Todd named six of their favorite narratives, essays, and memoirs, including:
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman

The beautifully observed story of a Hmong immigrant family in its encounter with Western doctors, as each community struggles to help an epileptic child. A reflective compassion, more powerful for its restraint, informs this account of tragic cultural misperceptions.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue