2018 One Read Winner: About “Killers of the Flower Moon” and David Grann

About the Book

Killers of the Flower Moon book cover“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

2018 List of Suggested Titles

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
Imbolo Mbue

Being Mortal
Atul Gawande

Days Without End
Sebastian Barry

Furiously Happy
Jenny Lawson

Killers of the Flower Moon (Winner)
David Grann

The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander

News of the World (Runner-up)
Paulette Jiles

The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead

The Unsettlers
Mark Sundeen

The Wanderers
Meg Howrey

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One Read 2018 Finalists Announced April 9

verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495What 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!