Book cover of Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People by Tracy Kidderby Tracy Kidder

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains

“I couldn’t put 
Rough Sleepers down. I am left in awe of the human spirit and inspired to do better.”—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, BookPage, Chicago Public Library

Tracy Kidder has been described by The Baltimore Sun as “a master of the nonfiction narrative.” In Rough Sleepers, Kidder tells the story of Dr. Jim O’Connell, a gifted man who invented a community of care for a city’s unhoused population, including those who sleep on the streets—the “rough sleepers.”

Interview with the Author

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Tracy Kidder, “Rough Sleepers”
2/5/23            62 min

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Author Tracy Kidder on homelessness, hope and telling stories that matter
4/19/23            59 min

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Tracy Kidder on How One Doctor Brought Healing to the Homeless
2/3/23          37 min

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Episode 534: Tracy Kidder
5/17/23           39 min

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1803 – Tracy Kidder – Rough Sleepers (Part 1) | The Book Show
2/7/23         27 min

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1804 – Tracy Kidder and Dr. Jim O’Connell – Rough Sleepers (Part 2) | The Book Show
2/14/23         27 min

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