This Fall, the theme of the Alliance Book Club is “page to screen” and we will be reading “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann, registration is required so click the button below.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” has been described as ‟Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true…It will sear your soul.” – Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review
Join us for a book discussion!
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off.
Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. “Killers of the Flower Moon” is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
Join us as we discuss this incredible story, soon to be a Martin Scorsese film!