Veteran’s Book Club, Sept. 28, 5:30: The Things They Carried


The first fall meeting of the IU South Bend Veterans Book Club will be Thursday September 28th at 5:30 in Fireside Room A, next to the Grill in the Administration Building.

In conjunction with the NEA Big Read of St. Joe County we will be discussing, The Things They Carriedby Time O'Brien. This classic work of Vietnam war literature has received numerous accolades since its original publication in 1990, including finalist status for the Pulitzer Prize and for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book comprises a set of semi-autobiographical interlinked stories, that paint a picture of a company of soldiers, and 'the things they carried', both tangible and intangible.

Copies of the book are available at the Schurz Library for check-out (call number PS3565.B75 T48 2009) or by contacting Vicki Bloom (

The Veterans Book Club is open to veterans, students, faculty and others on campus and in the community interested in veterans' experiences. For more information visit the book club blog:

For more information on the NEA Big Read St. Joseph County visit: