A tale of an orphan boy in Nazi Germany who has a gift with radio; a blind girl who is part of the resistance in occupied France; an old man who is haunted by the ghosts of his past; and a gem that curses whoever owns it with health and long life was the book for the 2015 Lake Oswego Reads.
Lake Oswego Reads was proud to join Oregon Reads in the statewide celebration of William Stafford’s centennial! Poet William Stafford had a close tie to Lake Oswego, having lived here for many years, and throughout the month of February we celebrated that tie by exploring some of his many poems and highlighting other works by this prolific author.
The book tells the story of Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions.
The story of the small Oregon coast town of Neawanaka and its people was the perfect book to do a community read and celebrate a book that was written by one of our own Lake Oswego residents, Brian Doyle.