Saturday, January 26, 2013

Six notable 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:
by Atul Gawande

It may be disconcerting that a gifted writer spends much of his working day performing endocrine surgery. But here is the remarkable thing: Gawande, without disowning his medical knowledge, manages in his lucid prose to assume the essential role of the essayist: not expert but eternal student.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue