Each year the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join together to present On The Same Page, a community-wide reading program that poses the question, “What would happen if everyone read the same book at the same time?”
The 2018 On the Same Page Selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann is the title selected for the 8th annual community one-book program.
This year’s title, named as a New York Times top ten non-fiction title in 2017, investigates a series of murders of indigenous Osage people in the early 1920s, after oil deposits were discovered beneath their land.
“In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they 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 … In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.” Library Catalog
More than 100 books are available at Lafayette and Louisville libraries, thanks to funding by the Lafayette and Louisville library foundations and the Town of Superior. Formats include: Book club sets, books on CD, downloadable e-books, books in large print, and Spanish versions.
Read the book this summer, and join the conversations in the fall!
Lafayette Public Library: September 24, 6 pm
Louisville Public Library: September 10, 7 pm
and September 19, 12 noon
Superior Bungalow, 122 E. William St.: September 12, 6:30 pm
Stories on Stage
Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave.: September 27, 7 pm