"Killers of the Flower Moon" Chosen for Nashua Reads

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The 2018 title for the Nashua Public Library’s annual Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

With support from the Friends of the Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, David Grann will come to Nashua to speak and answer questions about the book. The event will be held at the library on October 21. Tickets are available at the library and at www.mktix.com/npl.

About the book

In the 1920s, members of the Osage Native American nation in Oklahoma 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.Killers of the Flower Moon book jacket

Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed, the FBI, under its young director J. Edgar Hoover, took up the case. Agents infiltrated the region and together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

The book has been a #1 New York Times bestseller. Following a highly publicized bidding war for the rights, the film based on the book is now in production, starring Leonardo DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese as director.

About the author

David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker.

David Grann

David Grann

His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by numerous publications. It  won the Indies Choice award for best nonfiction book of the year.

Grann’s second book, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, contains many of his New Yorker stories, and was named by Men’s Journal as one of the best true crime books ever written.

Several of Grann’s stories have served as source material for feature films with top stars, including “Old Man and the Gun” and “Trial by Fire.”

Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic, and, executive editor of The Hill. He holds master’s degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and creative writing from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College.

Get your copy now

The library has over 100 copies of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” including large-print, audio, and e-book versions. In addition, multiple copies are available for borrowing by book groups.

So reserve your copy; read it; talk about it with your friends, coworkers, and neighbors; and then come to the Nashua Public Library to meet the author this fall.

About One City, One Book

The goal of the One City, One Book program is to get as many Nashuans as possible to read the same book and talk about it with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. The program is now in its 16th year.