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Daytime Discussion: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In April, we’ll be reading “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. We’ll meet on Monday, April 22 at 10:30am in the Fiction Room of the Library.  After March 25, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large type and CD Audiobook are available for this title.
This title is available for instant download through Hoopla.
You may register for this program by e-mailing gdelcegno@biblio.org. New members are always welcome!

Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” is considered one of the finest books about the Vietnam War. Far from a combat story of pride and glory, it is a compassionate tale of the American soldier, brimming with raw honesty and thoughtful reflection.

The book’s narrator follows a platoon of infantrymen through the jungles of Vietnam. We see them trudge through the muck of a constant downpour, get hit by sniper fire, pull body parts out of a tree, laugh while they tell their stories to each other, and fall silent when faced with making sense of it all—both in the moment and twenty years later.

“The Things They Carried” is not just a tale of war, and the book’s themes are no less relevant today than they were decades ago. This award-winning work is a brutal, sometimes funny, often profound narrative about the human heart—how it fares under pressure and what it can endure.

The Things They Carried: Tim O'Brien: 9780618706419: Amazon.com: Books


April 22
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Gretchen DelCegno