Please join the Harvard Club of San Francisco Reading Group to "The Things They Carried"  by Tim O’Brien

In-Person Meeting For Those Fully Vaccinated

Location: San Francisco (location will be sent a few days before the meeting to those who RSVP). Please note location is not wheelchair accessible.

Sunday, August 22
4:30pm PT

HCSF Members: Free, but RSVP required

$10 for Non-Members

Click here to register


Named a Book of the Century by the NYTimes, this series of overlapping fictional stories is rooted in O’Brien’s experience as a 22 year-old infantryman in Vietnam in 1969-70. After brief stints as a Harvard grad student and Washington Post journalist, O’Brien realized he “would be mad not to tell the stories” he heard from fellow soldiers, with “their incredible power to keep people alive, to keep the living alive, and the dead.” “Rendered with an evocative, quiet precision. . . It is as though Thucyidides had descended from grand politique and strategy to calm dissection of the quotidian efforts of war. . .O’Brien gets it right.” –Washington Post

Space is limited, so register soon.  Attendees will be notified of the location a few days before the meeting. Please note home is not wheelchair accessible.


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Event Organizer
Kirsten Miclau
kirstenmiclau@yahoo.com