Marquette County Michigan and Northern Michigan U come together to read ONE BOOK.

the things they carried

This just in!

Northern Michigan University has adopted Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried in conjunction with the Marquette County One Book, One Community reading program sponsored by and partnered with local businesses and public libraries.

Though critics can’t agree whether to call this fine book a novel or a series of linked stories, their acclaim is universal. O’Brien mined his experiences as a foot soldier in Vietnam to write this powerful American classic that unflinchingly examines the myriad effects of war on man. The fighting, the waiting, the monotony, and, finally, the aftermath are all brutally scrutinized in heartbreakingly beautiful prose that captivates and educates readers of all ages. – from the “One Book Marquette” website

The Things They Carried has also been selected for common reading at the following institutions:

California Lutheran U, Appalachian State U, Bowling Green State U, Gustavus Adolphus Coll., James Madison U, Miami U (Ohio), Pacific U, U of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh, Pacific U (OR), SUNY Stony Brook, Texas State U, Valparaiso U, Whittier Coll., Yeshiva U, California State U, Northridge; Hamline U, U of Virginia’s College at Wise, and others.


 Find more information about the book here.

There is a Teacher’s Guide available for this book. For information about how to request a printed guide, e-mail

For questions regarding One Book, One Community programs, or for a copy of our new OBOC catalog, e-mail


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One response to “Marquette County Michigan and Northern Michigan U come together to read ONE BOOK.

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