The Things They Carried/In the Lake of the Woods
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Tim O Brien 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. "

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  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 148 x 212 x 36mm | 657.71g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Combined
  • 0547577516
  • 9780547577517
  • 300,713

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"Tim O'Brien 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. TIM O'BRIEN received the 1979 National Book Award for "Going After Cacciato." Among his other books are "Tomcat in Love," "If I Die in a Combat Zone," and "July, July."

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