About the Book
“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is a compelling work of true crime that will captivate fiction and nonfiction readers alike.
When white settlers pushed the Osage Nation into Oklahoma in the 1800s, the tribe retained the mineral rights to the infertile land they were forced to call home. The subsequent discovery of oil made the Osage rich, and the U.S. government appointed white “guardians” to help manage their wealth. In the early 1920s, a number of Osage Indians suddenly died under mysterious circumstances or were outright murdered. This campaign of terror spurred young J. Edgar Hoover and his newly established FBI to investigate, ultimately uncovering shocking depths of greed, bigotry and corruption. David Grann’s dogged research and spellbinding storytelling combine to create a riveting true-crime narrative. Read More
Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.
Final 10 Selections
Behold the Dreamers
Days Without End
Killers of the Flower Moon (Winner)
The New Jim Crow
News of the World (Runner-up)
The Underground Railroad
Voting for the 2018 One Read book is now closed. We appreciate everyone who cast a vote for either “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann or “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles.
We will announce the winning book on May 24 here at oneread.org.
To pass the time until then, you can read more about the finalists.
The One Read reading panel narrowed the list of more than 140 book suggestions for the 2018 program to two top contenders. Between now and April 27, cast your vote for either “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles or “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Read More
What will our community read in 2018? You’ll decide! Our reading panel has done its hard work, making their way through this year’s nominated books to choose two to present to the public for a vote. Starting April 9, you will be able to vote here at oneread.org, at any library branch or on the bookmobile. So sharpen your pencils and charge your devices, and thank you for your support of your community-wide reading program!