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Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien's book of short stories from his experiences in the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried, was the focus of the Pioneer Library System's Big Read last spring sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Library patrons read the book, participated in discussions, and heard O'Brien himself discuss his work. O'Brien's remarks to an audience at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History last April are broadcast in this program.