Campus Book Read Discussions of THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, by Tim O'Brien

The cover of the book THE THINGS THEY CARRIED superimposed over US soldiers leap

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North Seattle College Library / TLC Fall Quarter 2018 Book Read Discussion Schedule for THE THINGS THEY CARRIED


  • Wednesday, Oct. 31 12:00 noon – 12:50 pm
  • Thursday, November 15 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 28 4:30 – 5:30 pm

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.

Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing.

The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Posted on: October 30th, 2018 at 17:25:42

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