PASSPORT TO BARCELONA:
Be sure to get your "passport" stamped at each Lake Oswego Reads event you attend. Receive a stamp at each event throughout the month of February, then bring your passport with at least three stamps to the Final Chapter event on February 28, and drop it in the designated Lake Oswego Reads box to win a deluxe gift basket from Moonstruck Chocolate, a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant Tucci or a $100 gift certificate to Graham’s Book Store! Three winners will be drawn from the completed passports at the Final Chapter; must be present to win. Passports can be picked up from the Library or at Lake Oswego Reads events.
9 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm
What better way to kick off Lake Oswego Reads than to distribute
complimentary copies of The Shadow of the Wind?
On Tuesday, January 9, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, enjoy the
famous father and son Spanish music by Mariano Deorbegoso and
son, and food from Spain at the Lake Oswego Library. Just
show your Library card to get your own copy of The Shadow
of the Wind. Copies of the book are compliments of
the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library.
Read about the Party!
A Feast for Your Eyes
Presented by The Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts
Daily and weekends 10am - 6pm, at Elegant Interiors
Special Opening Reception:
Friday, February 2 from 5:30 - 7:30
pm at Elegant Interiors
Come see the Special Exhibit of the Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts during its February Art in the Heart of Lake Oswego event! Splash artists and selected student artists from Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge, will fill the Special Exhibit with their interpretations of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, Barcelona, Spain and Spanish art. The exhibit will be hosted at Elegant Interiors at 464 First Street. Daily and weekends 10am-6pm. Attend the special opening reception on February 2, 5:30-7:30 PM at Elegant Interiors. Space is limited. RSVP required to 503-675-2538 by 1/29.
Throughout the month of February, tour the wonderful art on display throughout Lake Oswego businesses during Lake Oswego Foundation for the Art’s Art in the Heart.
Graham's Book & Stationery will be hosting special Saturday
events centered on Spanish food, travel, culture and love of
Sangria in a bookstore setting, celebrating Carlos Ruiz
Zafón's engaging novel:
The Shadow of the Wind centered in Barcelona.
In addition, all copies of
Zafón's book may be purchased
for 30% off the cover price and include a coupon for 30% off
your next book purchase! Graham's Book & Stationery is
located at 460 Second St. in Lake Oswego.
Saturday, Feb. 3,
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A delicious array of Spanish
cuisine cookbooks, a tasting of tapas and Sangria from
the south! A chef, schooled in the art of Spanish cuisine, will
be on hand to answer questions and give tips!
Saturday, Feb. 10,
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Listen to lively Spanish
music available on cds and have fun learning
a Spanish dance. Cool off with a lovely Sangria from
a different part of Spain!
Millennium Clarinets: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lea Anne Bantsari, Dale Cleland, Nancy McIntyre and Don Barnes, performing.
Rafaela Gillette performs Flamenco: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Millennium Brass: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Rosemary Cleland, Scott Wood, Rob Bertini, Ken Peasley, Jay Klippstein, performing.
Saturday, Feb. 17,
pm - 3:00 pm
Plan your Trip to Spain
& Barcelona amidst a great selection of Spanish travel
guides. Listen to travel tips while watching slides
from throughout the beautiful Spanish countryside. Treat your taste buds to another new Sangria!
Touring the Pyrenees: 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Presented by Walking Softly Adventures
Traveling Spain: 1:45 - 3:00pm
Presented by Kristin Johnson
Saturday, Feb. 24,
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Creating Spanish Cave Art with Jan Rimmerman: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
For ages to 2 - 102!
*For more information contact:
Paul Graham at 503-636-5676, email@example.com
Discuss The Shadow of the Wind
while sipping Spanish Coffee.
Special price of
$3.00 on Wednesdays during
Gubanc's Pub in Lake Grove
Ferry Rd.). You must show
a copy of the book
or the Lake Oswego Reads passport
the special discounted price.
Unsettled Ground: The Spanish War and its Aftermath
February 20 at 7:00 pm
Kathleen Regan will speak at the Lake Oswego Library on the
political background that underlies The Shadow of the Wind.
This presentation will explore the origins of the Spanish Civil
War and explore the devastating effects this armed conflict
had in Spain for many decades after the battles were fought.
Special attention will be given to the cultural dynamics in
conflict and the way these dynamics continued despite the silence
forcefully imposed on
Spaniards during the dictatorship of Generalissimo Franco.
Dr. Regan has taught Spanish literature and culture at the University
of Portland since 1995. She is also a frequent traveler
Sunday, February 25,
at 7:30 pm
at the Lakeridge High School Auditorium
The Lake Oswego Millennium
Concert Band will join the Lake Oswego Reads project,
The Shadow of The Wind, by Carlos Ruiz
The Band will present a concert on February 25 at 7:30 pm at
the Lakeridge High School Auditorium, that will feature music
from Spain. The Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band is a 72
member adult band that has performed regularly for a significant
number of loyal concert goers from the Lake Oswego community
and beyond, since the fall of 1999. The band performs three
formal concerts at Lakeridge High School each season and generates
much patriotism with their annual concert in Millennium Plaza
Park on the fourth of July.
The Shadow of The Wind does not deal with music or
band music specifically, one must realize that music has always
played a significant role in the daily lives of the people of
Spain. Many classical and popular music composers have written
music dealing with Spanish folklore, the bullfights, and the
many different regions and cultures of Spain. More than any
other country, Spain has a vast wealth of National Dances that
have inspired composers around the world to write music for
and about those dances.
During the concert, the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band
will present music written by Spanish composers and composers
of other nationalities who have written about Spain. The audience
will hear Spanish classical music, popular music, ethnic music,
exciting flamenco dance music and exquisite Spanish marches
that will certainly focus your attention on the history, culture
and musical entertainment of the Spanish people. Students
from Lake Oswego High School will display art work inspired
by the great Spanish artist Picasso at the Millennium Concert
Band event in the lobby of Lakeridge High School Auditorium.
Monday evening, February 19
your reservations now for a trip to Spain without ever leaving
Lake Oswego. On Monday evening, February 19th, the beautiful
ambiance of downtown restaurant Tucci will be used to complement
an evening presentation of Spanish cuisine. Under the guidance
of Executive Chef Pascal, Chef Roberto Alarcon, who has a background
in Spanish cuisine, will create a menu highlighting the unique
aromas and flavors of Spanish culture. This is a one-time event
done especially for Lake Oswego Reads. Featured wines from Spain
will be available beginning at 5 p.m. as well as entertainment
with a Spanish flavor. Menu and pricing will be fixed to allow
Chef Roberto the opportunity to focus on a truly special menu.
Call (503) 697-3383 for reservations, support Lake Oswego Reads
and become a part of The Shadow of the Wind.
ADD SPANISH FLAVOR!:
During the month of February, our local grocers will be participating in the City's LO Reads program with a special "taste of Spain" table. Stop by for free tastes of Spanish wines, olive oils, and more (and don't forget to get your "passport" stamp"). Library staff and members of the Library Advisory Board will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our book, The Shadow of the Wind.
SAMPLE OF FOOD/BEVERAGES FROM SPAIN:
Friday, Feb. 9, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: New Seasons Market
3 Monroe Parkway
Saturday, Feb. 10, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Wizer’s Foods
Lake Oswego - 330 1st Street
Lake Grove - 16331 Bryant Road
Saturday, Feb. 17, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Wild Oats Market
Saturday, Feb. 24, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Palisades Market
DISCUSSES TRAVEL IN SPAIN:
7 at 7:00 pm. Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street
to Barcelona with Dave Hoerlein from Rick Steves' Europe Through
the Back Door. Barcelona is a place that everyone must
visit. See the sights and dream about visiting or returning
to visit Barcelona with this travel expert.
Dave Hoerlein's user-friendly
maps in Rick Steves' guidebooks have led hundreds of thousands
of travelers through Europe's most popular destinations. He
spent many years in the Consulting Department at Rick Steves'
Europe, teaching thousands of customers how to save time and
money on their trips to Europe. He is one of Europe Through
the Back Door's most seasoned tour guides, with 20 years of
experience leading tours through virtually every country in
Europe. When he's not mapping or guiding, he loves to explore
Europe with his Danish wife, Jane, a former ETBD tour guide.
Dave teaches European travel classes at Rick Steves' Travel
Center and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Speaker at the Final Chapter of Lake Oswego Reads
By any measure, 1979 was an earth-shaker. The bestselling novel Sophie’s Choice by William Styron hit the bookshelves, the shah of Iran fled into exile, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and... Michael Powell moved to Portland to join his father Walter at a rapidly expanding used bookstore called Powell’s Books. No one, save perhaps Michael, foresaw the bright future for the bookstore that has become a semantic superpower in the book/publishing world. Michael, whose only previous work experience had been on a fishing boat, had already established a successful book business in Chicago. He spent the next twenty years developing and expanding Powell's in Portland, as well as helping to cultivate the local literary community. His first major contribution to the Portland arts scene came in the form of significant seed money for the new Portland Arts & Lecture, Inc. “When we started bringing authors to town, you couldn’t get a decent author to visit Portland. Portland’s access to ideas, authors, and books has grown because Powell’s has grown. It’s... synergy.”
Because of Michael’s vision, Powell’s Books has intentionally become reader-centered. In addition to his literary vision, Michael helped shape the model that made Portland one of the most livable cities in the U.S.A. Michael’s energy has gone into civic organizations such as the World Affairs Council, Port of Portland, Association for Portland Progress, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Multnomah County Library, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Assoc., American Booksellers Assoc., Portland Public Schools Foundation, Portland State University Library Advisory board, and the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program, which he was instrumental in founding and which Powell’s continues to support today.
Powell’s has been at the center of every significant free speech issue in Portland over the last 20 years, lending a large hand to defeat anti-freedom legislation. Lately, Michael has made sure Powell’s is a leading bookstore behind the petition to rescind section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. Section 215 forces libraries and bookstores to release the names and book preferences of patrons. Michael has been recognized with awards on numerous occasions for his significant civic contributions.
PARKS & RECREATION CLASSES:
or call 503-675-2549
Tango -a dance,
an addiction, maybe both. Learn the lead and follow skills from
a Tango expert, Remos Reynosa. He can have you dancing this
popular social dance from the first class, as he shares the
secrets of the Pro's. This class is for adults and is part of
the LO Reads program related to the Spanish Novel-The Shadow
of the Wind.
‘Remos Reynosa and Sharon Spence,
the husband-and-wife team who run Satin & Latin Dance Studio, at 707 N.E. Broadway, are God’s gift to petrified beginners. Through humor and polite badgering, they’ll get even the most bashful wallflower performing…’
-excerpt from Dancing with Fire BY Cristine Gonzalez Issue date: 10/16/2001, The Tribune.
Residents: $76.00 per person, Non-Residents $84.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Mondays, 2/5 through 3/12
Location: Mountain Park Recreation Center
The Shadow of the Wind
Couples Cooking Class:
You and a friend deserve a night out and a great meal-join
this class to get both! Classes feature sustainable foods, unique
recipes focusing on what can be found within 100 miles of Lake
Oswego. Participants prepare the food and then share the meal
together. Price is per session, per pair (adults: spouse, friend,
family member). In celebration of the Lake Oswego Reads
The Shadow of the Wind program, the menu includes: pork tenderloin churrasco, radicchio salad with Spanish blue
cheese and peppered almonds, fresh oranges with spiced red wine
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, 2/10 NEW DATE!
Location: Randall Test Kitchen, 732 Clara Street
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READS ESSAY CONTEST
In The Shadow of the Wind, Daniel's father takes him
to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a place full of books lost
in time, and gives him the opportunity to rescue one book from
oblivion. Write an essay about a favorite book of yours that
you feel deserves to never disappear into the Cemetery of Forgotten
Click here for the contest winners!
Lake Oswego Library card holders, high school age and adults
are eligible to enter.
Only one essay may be submitted by each contestant.
No literary form other than an essay will be accepted.
Include a cover page with the title of the essay, the contestant's
name, address, phone number, email address and Library card
number, and the name of the high school if a student.
The title of the essay, but not the author's name, must
appear on the top of the first page of the essay text; number
The essay text is limited to two double spaced, single sided
typed or legibly written pages on 8.5 x 11 white paper.
Type should be 12 point Times New Roman or Arial.
Essay must be written in English.
Submit an original paper copy at the Lake Oswego Library,
706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon or electronically in
an attached word document using the above criteria to
All entries must be received by 9:00 P.M., February 19,
The Library has permission to publish the winning entry
on the Library website and in the newspaper.
The winning essays - one adult and one high school - will win
gift certificates for dinner at a Spanish Restaurant to be announced
later. They will also have the opportunity to read their essays
at the Lake Oswego Reads Final Chapter event on February 28,
2007 at 7:00 P.M. to be held at Lake Oswego High School.
This essay contest is sponsored by the Lake Oswego Public
and the Lake Oswego Rotary.
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Starbucks Coffee Company
Book Groups :
Discuss The Shadow at the
Wind at a neighborhood Starbucks, led by a Lake
Oswego Library librarian, and enjoy complimentary
coffee and treats. Space is limited; register by
1, 7:00 pm
8, 9:30 am
Thursday February 15, 7:00 pm
State Street State
Thursday, February 22, 9:30 am
Other Book Discussions:
At the Adult Community Center,
505 G Avenue:
9, 1:00 pm
Friday February 16, 1:00 pm
Friday February 23, 1:00 pm
At the Lake Oswego Public
Library, 706 4th Street:
Monday February 26, 7:00 pm
*Warning! Plot Spoilers Ahead
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR THE SHADOW OF THE WIND:
(click here for a Word version of the questions)
1. Julián Carax's and Daniel's lives follow very similar trajectories. Yet one ends in tragedy, the other in happiness. What similarities are there between the paths they take? What are the differences that allow Daniel to avoid tragedy?
2. Nuria Monfort tells Daniel, "Julián once wrote that coincidences are the scars of fate. There are no coincidences, Daniel. We are the puppets of our unconscious." What does that mean? What does she refer to in her own experience and in Julián's life?
3. Nuria Monfort's dying words, meant for Julián, are, "There are worse prisons than words." What does she mean by this? What is she referring to?
4. There are many devil figures in the story-Carax's Laín Coubert, Jacinta's Zacarias, Fermín's Fumero. How does evil manifest itself in each devil figure? What are the characteristics of the villains/devils?
5. Discuss the title of the novel. What is "The Shadow of the Wind"? Where does Zafón refer to it and what does he use the image to illustrate?
6. Zafón's female characters are often enigmatic, otherworldly angels full of power and mystery. Clara the blind white goddess ultimately becomes a fallen angel; Carax credits sweet Bea with saving his and Daniel's lives; Daniel's mother is actually an angel whose death renders her so ephemeral that Daniel can't even remember her face. Do you think Zafón paints his female characters differently than his male characters? What do the women represent in Daniel's life? What might the Freud loving Miquel Moliner say about Daniel's relationships with women?
7. Daniel says of The Shadow of the Wind, "As it unfolded, the structure of the story began to remind me of one of those Russian dolls that contain innumerable ever-smaller dolls within" (p. 7). Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind unfolds much the same way, with many characters contributing fragments of their own stories in the first person point of view. What does Zafón illustrate with this method of storytelling? What do the individual mini-autobiographies contribute to the tale?
8. The evil Fumero is the only son of a ridiculed father and a superficial, status-seeking mother. The troubled Julián is the bastard son of a love-starved musical mother and an amorous, amoral businessman, though he was raised by a cuckolded hatmaker. Do you think their personalities are products of nature or nurture? How are the sins of the fathers and mothers visited upon each of the characters?
to Read a book for Discussion:
The best books are those that insinuate themselves
into your experience: they reveal an important truth
or provide a profound sense of kinship between reader
and writer. Searching for, identifying, and discussing
these truths deepen the reader's appreciation of the
for a book discussion - whether you are the leader or
simply a participant - differs from reading purely for
Asking questions, reading carefully, imagining yourself
in the story, analyzing style and structure, and searching
for personal meaning in a work of literature all enhance
the work's value and the discussion potential for your
Make notes and mark pages as you go.
Ask questions of yourself and mark down pages you might
want to refer back to. Making notes as you go slows
down your reading but saves you the time of searching
out important passages later.
Ask tough questions of yourself and the book.
Asking questions of yourself as you read means you don't
know the answer yet, and sometimes you never will discover
the answers. Don't be afraid to ask hard questions because
often the author is presenting difficult issues for
that very purpose. Look for questions that may lead
to in-depth conversations with your group and make the
book more meaningful.
Analyze the themes of the book.
Try to analyze the important themes of a book and to
consider what premise the author started with. Imagine
an author mulling over the beginnings of the story,
asking himself, "what if _ " questions.
Get to know the characters.
When you meet the characters in the book, place yourself
at the scene. Think of them as you do the people around
you. Think about their faults and their motives. What
would it be like to interact with them? Are the tone
and style of their dialogue authentic? Read portions
aloud to get to know the voices of the characters.
Notice the structure of the book.
Sometimes an author uses the structure of the book to
illustrate an important concept or to create a mood.
Notice how the author structured the book. Are chapters
prefaced by quotes? If so, how do they apply to the
content of the chapters? How many narrators tell the
story? Who are they? How does the sequence of events
unfold to create the mood of the story? Is it written
in flashbacks? Does the order the author chose make
sense to you?
Make comparisons to other books and authors.
Compare the book to others by the same author, or to
books by other authors that have a similar theme or
style. Often, themes run through an author's works that
are more fully realized by comparison. Comparing one
author's work with another's can help you solidify your
opinions, as well as define for you qualities you may
Leading the discussion:
Research the author using resources such as Current
Biography, Contemporary Authors, and Something About
the Author. Find book reviews in Book Review Digest
and Book Review Index. The Dictionary of Literary Biography
gives biographical and critical material. These resources
are probably available at your local library. The Internet
is another good source for reviews of the book, biographical
information about the author, and questions for discussion
Come prepared with 10 to 15 open-ended questions.
Questions that can be answered yes or no tend to cut
off discussion quickly.
Alternatively, ask each member of the group to come
with one discussion question.
Readers will focus on different aspects of the book,
and everyone will gain new insights as a result.
Questions should be used to guide the discussion and
keep it on track,
but be ready to let the discussion flow naturally. Often
you'll find that the questions you have prepared will
come up naturally as part of the discussion.
Remind participants that there are not necessarily any
right answers to the questions posed.
Don't be afraid to criticize a book,
but try to get beyond the "I just didn't like it" statement.
What was it about the book that made it unappealing?
The style? The pacing? The characters? Has the author
written other books that you liked better? Did it remind
you of another book that you liked or disliked? Some
of the best book discussions center on books that many
group members disliked.
Try to keep a balance in the discussion between personal
revelations and reactions and a response to the book
Of course, every reader responds to a book in ways that
are intimately tied to his or her background, upbringing,
experiences, and view of the world. A book about a senseless
murder will naturally strike a chord in a reader whose
friend was killed. That's interesting, but what's more
interesting is how the author chose to present the murder,
or the author's attitude toward the murderer and victim.
It's often too easy to let a group drown in reminiscences.
If that's what the whole group wants to do, that's fine,
but keep in mind that then it's not a book discussion.
Sample questions for your discussion:
How does the title relate to the book?
How believable are the characters?
Which character do you identify with? Is it possible
to identify with any of these characters?
Is the protagonist sympathetic or unsympathetic? Why?
What themes - motherhood, self-discovery, wilderness,
etc. recur throughout the book?
How does the author use these themes? Do they work?
Why do certain characters act the way they act? What motivates a character to do something that she
would not normally do? Does she have an axe to grind,
a political ideology, religious belief, psychological
disorder? Is there anything that you would call "out
of character"? Does the character grow over the course
of the story?
What types of symbolism are in this novel?
What do these objects really represent? How do characters
react to and with these symbolic objects?
Think about the broader social issues that this book
is trying to address.
For example, what does the author think about anarchy
versus capitalism as a means of life? How is a particular
culture or subculture portrayed? Favorably? Unfavorably?
Where could the story go from here? What is the future of these characters' lives? What
would our lives be like if we lived in this story? Could
the civilization portrayed really exist? What if?
What does that character mean when he says "_"?
How does the author use certain words and phrases differently
than we would normally use them? Does the author make
up new words? Why would he do that?
How does the arrangement of the book help or detract
from the ideas in the novel?
Does the arrangement contribute to themes or symbols?
How is the book structured? Flashbacks? From one or
multiple points of view? Why do you think the author
chose to write the book this way?
Does this book fit into or fight against a literary
How does the author use [science fiction, humor, tragedy,
romance] to effect in the novel? Does this book typify
a regional (southern, western) novel? How?
How does this book relate to other books you have read?
Would this book make a good movie? Is there a film adaptation
of this book? How does the film compare to the book?
What is brought out or played down in the film version?
Is the setting of the book important to the theme?
Why? How realistic is the setting?
What did the author attempt to do in the book?
Was it successful?
What is the author's worldview?
Were the plot and subplots believable?
Were they interesting? What loose ends, if any, did
the author leave?
What is the great strength - or most noticeable weakness
- of the book?
*From: Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle
More Stories with Spanish themes:
Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Garden of Secrets by Juan Goytisolo
Lara’s Child by Alexander Mollin
The Last Summer by Helen Griffiths
The More Deceived by David Roberts
Shadows of Empire by Allan Massie
Slow Lightning by Mark Frutkin
Exemplary Stories by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Scroll of Seduction by Gioconda Belli
What’s it Like?:
Spain: A Literary Companion by Jimmy Burnes
Culture Shock!: Spain by Marie Louise Graff
Spain by Susan McKay
A Woman Unknown: Voices from a Spanish Life by Lucia Graves
Spain: The Culture by Noa Lior
Travellers in Spain: An Illustrated Anthology by David Mitchell
Spain: the Root and the Flower by John A. Crow
Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi, Picasso, Miro, Dali
by William H. Robinson
A Time of Silence by Michael Richards
Spanish Vignettes by Norman Berdichevsky
Franco: A Biography by Juan Pablo Fusi Aizpurua
The Spaniards: a Portrait of the New Spain by John Hooper
The Spanish Civil War by Antony Beevor
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Purcell
A History of Spain by Simon Barton
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
A Distant Thunder
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Land and Freedom
Eating & Drinking:
Cooking the Spanish Way by Christian Rebecca
A Taste of Spain by Bob Goodwin
The Spanish Kitchen by Pepita Aris
Cooking from the Heart of Spain by Janet Mendel
My Kitchen in Spain by Janet Mendel
Williams-Sonoma Barcelona by Paul Richardson
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READS STEERING COMMITTEE:
Oswego Library would like to thank the steering committee for
the many hours that they have worked on creating Lake Oswego
Reads. Without them, this community read would never have
happened. The committee has been meeting monthly since
January 2006 and has done everything from selecting the book,
naming the event to finding others to participate in Lake Oswego
Reads. We appreciate their dedication and their organizations
for supporting this new event presented by the Library.
A special thanks to Fred Baldwin, chair of sponsorships of Lake
Selection of Book Criteria:
- A book for high school age and older that would appeal to a wide range of readers including new readers to present book group members.
- A book that will strengthen civic pride, foster discussion among residents and bring the community together through the common bond of reading.
- A book that would offer opportunities for additional citywide special events.
- Affordable – paperback & audio
Books that were considered for Lake Oswego Reads 2007
by the steering committee:
The Once and Future King By T.H. White
The Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien
A Room with a View By E.M. Forster
To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee
The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck
Wild Life By Molly Gloss
Burning Fence: A Western Memoir of Fatherhood By Craig Lesley
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum
Caramelo By Sandra Cisneros
Crescent, A Novel By Diana Abu-Jaber
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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