The Things They Carried is the second book in our community reads initiative. We encourage you to read it and pass it on to a neighbor, co-worker, friend, relative, or stranger and then join us for one or more of the opportunities for discussion and growth at our local libraries.
Eva - Blue Earth Community Library
Janice - Elmore Public Library
Heidi - Muir Library, Winnebago
The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
“They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since its first publication, The Things They Carried has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature, and a profound study of men at war that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul."