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The Things They Carried
Contributor(s): O'Brien, Tim (Author)

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ISBN: 0618706410     ISBN-13: 9780618706419
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2009
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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Short Stories (single Author)
- Fiction | War & Military
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2009029928
Age Level: 14-UP
Grade Level: 9-UP
Lexile Measure: 880(Not Available)
Guided Reading: Z (Grade 7/8)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.2" W x 7.9" (0.45 lbs) 256 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 57010
Reading Level: 5.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 10.0
 
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Publisher Description:
"O'Brien has written a vital, important book--a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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.


Contributor Bio(s): O'Brien, Tim: -

TIM O'BRIEN received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are The Things They Carried, Pulitzer Finalist and a New York Times Book of the Century, and In the Lake of the Woods, winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize. He was awarded the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement in military writing in 2013.


 
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