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The Things They Carried/In the Lake of the Woodsby Tim Obrien
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On the twentieth anniversary of its publication,The Things They Carriedreturns to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with over two million copies in print.
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene,The Things They Carriedis a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
The Things They Carrieddepicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim OBrien, 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.
Two bestselling novels from "one of his generation's most deservedly acclaimed authors." (Chicago Tribune)
“Tim OBrien is the best American writer of his generation.” —San Francisco Examiner
With more than two million copies in print, The Things They Carried is a classic work of American literature that has been changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene. It is a groundbreaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. In the Lake of the Woods is an unforgettable novel of love and mystery. When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade—a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate—retreats with his wife to a cabin in northern Minnesota. She mysteriously vanishes and several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface.
In Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloways preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a womans life. Paired here with A Room of Ones Own, a masterful and provocative essay on womens role in society, this beautiful hardcover edition will be a welcome addition to the library of any Woolf scholar or fan.
About the Author
TIM O'BRIEN received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, If I Die in a Combat Zone, and July, July.
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