I’ve read almost everything Tracy Kidder has written and was inspired, again, by Rough Sleepers. For five years, Kidder followed Dr. O’Connell, who’s been providing compassionate, respectful healthcare to the homeless in Boston for decades. Rough Sleepers brings tough statistics to vivid life and shines light on a complex and often overwhelming subject.
Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder, (List Price: $30, Random House, 9781984801432, January 2023)
Reviewed by Sarah Goddin, McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, North Carolina