The popular choice for 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 Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, the author will come to Nashua to speak and answer questions about the book on Oct. 21. Tickets will be available at the Nashua Public Library and at www.mktix.com/npl.
"Killers of the Flower Moon" takes place in the 1920s, when 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. 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 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.