'Killers of the Flower Moon' is the pick of 'Nashua Reads: One City, One Book'

June 22. 2018 10:59PM

David Grann, best-selling author 

"Killers of the Flower Moon"

NASHUA - The Nashua Public Library's annual Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program has chosen "Killers of the Flower Moon; The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann as its 2018 title.

The library says the goal of the program is to get as many Nashuans as possible to read the same book and talk about it with friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Grann is scheduled to speak and answer questions about the book during a visit to the library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. His visit is thanks to support from the Friends of the Library and the Ella Anderson Trust.

General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and may be purchased at the library, 2 Court St., and at www.mktix.com/npl.

For members of the Friends of the Library, the $10 ticket includes a private reception with Grann at 1 p.m. The reception requires an RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 17, by emailing Carol Luers Eyman at carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org.

Grann's best-selling book is about the Osage Native American nation in Oklahoma, whose members in the 1920s were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off under mysterious circumstances. Many who investigated the killings also were murdered. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case, and together with the Osage, began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

A film based on the book is in production, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and with Martin Scorsese as director.

The day of Grann's visit, Toadstool Bookshops will have copies of the book and his other books, "The Lost City of Z" and "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes," for sale and signing.

The library also has more than 100 copies of "Killers of the Flower Moon," including large-print, audio and e-book versions. Multiple copies also are available for borrowing by book groups.

For more information about the Nashua Reads program, call 589-4610, email Eyman or go to www.nashuareads.com.


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