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Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien

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Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in Fiction for Going After Cacciato. His novel The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. His two most recent novels, In the Lake of the Woods and Tomcat in Love, were national bestsellers.

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Going After Cacciato

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 1, 1999
Price: $15.00

Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, the now classic novel of Vietnam, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar blend of horror and hallucinatory comedy that marked the war. Reality and fantasy merge in O’Brien’s fictional account of one private’s sudden decision to lay down his rifle and begin a quixotic... Read more >
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Going After Cacciato

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 18, 2009
Price: $11.99

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If I Die in a Combat Zone
Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $9.99

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If I Die in a Combat Zone
Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 1, 1999
Price: $14.00

Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O’Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman’s rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels... Read more >
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Northern Lights

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 1, 1999
Price: $15.00

Originally published in 1975, Tim O'Brien's debut novel demonstrates the emotional complexity and enthralling narrative tension that later earned him the National Book Award. At its core is the relationship between two brothers: one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed at home. As the two brothers struggle against an... Read more >
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Northern Lights

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Nuclear Age

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Tomcat in Love

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 1, 1999
Price: $16.00

Now in paperback
Tomcat in Love is the new novel by the author of Going After Cacciato--winner of the 1979 National Book Award and perhaps the definitive novel of the Vietnam War. It is an inventive, ironic, and humorous story about a man, Thomas Chippering, torn between two all-consuming but diametrically opposed... Read more >
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Tomcat in Love

Written by Tim O'Brien


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 14, 2011
Price: $10.99

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