Books by Edwidge Danticat
NPR stories about Edwidge Danticat
In her recent collection of essays, Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat takes readers beyond the rubble, on a journey of history, culture and healing.
Nine months after the quake in Haiti, Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat is sharing the earthquake story with an audience that was largely shielded from it — children. Eight Days is a book about a boy who gets buried in the rubble and is not rescued until eight days later.
In Brother, I'm Dying, novelist Edwidge Danticat traces the history of her family — including the two men who raised her — against the backdrop of Haiti's political turmoil.
Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat's memoir Brother, I'm Dying details the complicated emotions surrounding the deaths of her father and uncle — and the birth of her daughter — all in the same year.
In Brother, I'm Dying, Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian immigrant, tells the story of her family and two men who profoundly affected her life. Though plagued by secrets, political strife and tragedy, Danticat's family adapts and endures.
As summer officially arrives this week, it's time to think about books to buy, borrow or check out of the library. Dr. Abraham Verghese, director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, offers a brief reading list.