Sierra Nevada College will continue its “One Book, One Campus” program begun in 2009, with all incoming students and college faculty reading The Things They Carried by author Tim O’Brien. The book is a fictional memoir filled with interconnected stories about the Vietnam War and the people involved. The title refers to the things a soldier takes into combat—not necessary physical items, like weapons, but intangibles such as fear, exhaustion, and memories.
This year’s reading program has been expanded to include the entire Incline Village/Crystal Bay community. Incline Village High School students and local books groups will read and discuss this book. Copies of the book are available at the Incline Village Public Library and Sierra Nevada College’s Prim Library.
As part of the Community Read, Tim O’Brien will speak at the college on Friday, September 21 and hold a writing workshop ($50) the following morning from 10am-12pm. Please contact the SNC Registrar’s Office to register for the Saturday morning workshop. Contact Jane Rainwater at 775.881.7435 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.