Beyond the Book: An Afternoon with David Grann
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thanks to support from the Friends of the Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, Nashua Reads author David Grann will be on-hand to talk about his book, "Killers of the Flower Moon", and answer your questions. The TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP will bring copies of his books for sale and signing.
About the book:
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage 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. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the best-selling author of "The Lost City of Z", which was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He is also the author of "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes". His work has garnered several honors for outstanding journalism, including a George Polk Award.
Bring your book group!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For members of the Friends of the Library, the $10 ticket includes a private reception with the author at 1 pm. You must RSVP for the reception by Wednesday, October 17, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are available at www.mktix.com/npl and at the library circulation desk.
LOCATION: Chandler Memorial Wing