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Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Specializing in contemporary fiction, children's books, young adult, local authors, & a large Shakespeare & theatre section.

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290 E. Main
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2017

The Reading Mother

Strickland Gillian

I had a mother who read to me

Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,

Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,

“Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

womenin thecastleWOMEN IN THE CASTLE
Jessica Shattuck
Following WWII, Marianne von Lingenfels, a widow whose husband is executed for a failed assassination attempt on Hitler, joins with two other “resistance widows” to form a makeshift family. As her once black-and-white world turns to rubble, Mariane must come to terms with not only her own political history, but that of her loved ones and fellow countrymen as well. Through the three very different lives of these women, Shattuck explores how war turns ordinary people into both heroes and villains, pitting the best and worst aspects of human nature against each other as survival becomes more and more difficult. –Becky

Jacqueline Winspear
As Britain declares war on Germany, Jacqueline Winspear’s venerable heroine, Maisie Dobbs, accepts an urgent assignment. Together, Dobbs and Britain move towards a crossroads from which there is no return.

sheshedsSHE SHEDS
Erika Kottie
A woman needs a room, or shed, of her own. This beautifully photographed book is the must-have guide for creating a space of your own, on any budget and in any style.
anythingispossibleANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
Elizabeth Strout
The legacy of Lucy and the Barton family looms large in Amgash, Illinois, where redemption is possible, but not without scars. This story collection follows My Name is Lucy Barton, expanding the first person narrative into a rich tapestry of voices.

Mary Oliver
In this group of 19 essays Oliver explains how her willingness to lose herself in the natural world inspires her work. She delves into Walt Whitman’s tenant that a poem is a temple, and explores the forces that allow her to make a life of work and love.

Kristin Hannah
Two sisters in war-torn France at the height of Hitler’s power participate in the resistance in very different ways, neither able to tell the other of their underground activities. This is a beautiful story of family, love, and the depths of the human heart.

marmeeandlouisaMARMEE AND LOUISA
Eve LaPlante
Louisa May Alcott based her beloved Marmee from Little Women on her own mother, Abigail Alcott, a mother and wife who was also a thinker, writer, and activist. This biography uses letters and journal entries uncovered in a descendant’s attic to reveal the little-known woman who inspired a character who became like a mother to us all.

amazingmomsAMAZING MOMS
Rachel Buchholz
Sometimes even moms need some extra cuteness. This fun and sweet collection shares the wisdom of motherhood in the animal kingdom, and highlights the power of maternal love with photographs and quotes.