The Things They Carried
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien has been selected for Northampton's "On the Same Page" community reading program for 2011. Here are some other recommended titles that touch on similar themes. (August 2011):
- The Vietnam Reader by Stewart O'Nan
- The Moon Reflected Fire by Doug Anderson
- The Deep Green Sea by Robert Olen Butler.
- Indian Country by Phillip Caputo.
- Novel Without a Name by Thu Huong Duong.
- The Turtle Warrior by Mary Relindes Ellis
- The Lotus Eaters by Gerald Green
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene.
- Better Times Than These by Winston Groom.
- The Ha-Ha by Dave King
- The Man From Saigon by Marti Leimbach
- Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
- The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam by Bao Ninh.
- The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli.
- The Gangster We Are All Looking For by lê thi diem thúy.
- Keep Your head Down by Doug Anderson
- Tour of duty : John Kerry and the Vietnam War by Douglas Brinkley
- Fire In the Lake; the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald
- Vietnam, the Necessary War : a reinterpretation of America's most disastrous military conflict by Michael Lind
- Once upon a distant war : David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett : young war correspondents and their early Vietnam battles by William Prochnau
- Called to Serve: Stories of Men & Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft by Tom Weiner
- The Killing Zone : my life in the Vietnam War by Frederick Downs
- My Detachment by Tracy Kidder