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.
Thirty-two events were held throughout February as part of the reading of this novel with over 16,000 people in attendance. Events included a discussion with a panel of veterans of World War II; French and German wine tasting; French music; an art show of artwork based on the book from 19 artists; book discussions; talks from experts in blindness, gemology, World War II, and radio; History professor discussions on Nazism, Hitler Youth, and Childhood in Nazi Germany; World War II displays; and a presentation by Anthony Doerr about “The 10-year Journey of Writing All the Light We Cannot See.” This book was named the Pulitzer Prize winner for best fiction two months after Lake Oswego read it.
52 Reasons to Love Lake Oswego: http://lovelakeoswego.com/2015/01/04/lake-oswego-reads-kicks-off-with-free-book-giveaway-this-tuesday/
Lake Oswego Reads Kickoff: http://www.pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/246234-114087-celebrating-a-love-of-reading
Alter Weiner Holocaust Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvN4iniJ2TU
Geoff Norcross The Role of Radio in Current Events: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/streams/library/LOReadsRadio.mp3
Veterans Panel and Peace Pole Dedication: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/loreads/veterans-panel-video
St. Malo images slideshow: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/loreads/historic-photos-saint-malo