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- 2019 - The Book of Unknown Americans
- 2018 - Good Morning, Midnight
- 2017 - Rise of the Rocket Girls
- 2016 - Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
- 2015 - All the Light We Cannot See
- 2014 - William Stafford
- 2013 - Running the Rift
- 2012 - Mink River
- 2011 - Cutting for Stone
- 2010 - The Whistling Season
- 2009 - Stubborn Twig
- 2008 - Three Cups of Tea
- 2007 - The Shadow of the Wind
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Take a look at the incredible history of the Lake Oswego Reads program by viewing previous book selections and related events.
For the 13th annual Lake Oswego Reads program the community read The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.
Lily Brooks-Dalton’s haunting debut is the unforgettable story of two outsiders—a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth—as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed.
For the first time, this book tells the stories of these women who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists.
Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer, and he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea.
A tale of an orphan boy in Nazi Germany who has a gift with radios; 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.
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.
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.
The story of twin brothers born to a doctor and a nun and orphaned at birth, the book spans decades and generations, moving through history and hospitals in India, Ethiopia and America.
In celebration of Lake Oswego's Centennial, we selected a book to show what life was like in 1910. To complement Ivan Doig’s old-fashioned story of education and intrigue on the prairie, we hosted events that evoked the time-period and themes central to the plot.
Kessler’s account of one Japanese family’s struggles with racism in Oregon during World War II drove us to study all aspects of Japan and Japanese immigrants.
Greg Mortenson’s story of building schools for girls in Pakistan after an attempt to climb K2 inspired the community to learn more about rural Pakistan and its culture.
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax.