One Book, One Flossmoor is a virtual reading campaign in which we invite the community to come together around one selected book to share the reading experience, conversations and discussions surrounding the shared story. Call the Flossmoor Public Library (708-798-3600) to borrow a copy or purchase at Bookie’s in Homewood and sign up for our club here!
For our fall virtual book club, the Village of Flossmoor, in partnership with the Flossmoor Public Library, has selected Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by American author and journalist David Grann.
Grann is American journalist and best-selling author David Grann who has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard..
Killers of the Flower Moon is the story of the Osage Native Americans, who in the 1920s, became the wealthiest group of people per capita in the world because of oil under their land in Oklahoma. They were murdered in one of the most sinister crimes in American history. The case became one of the FBI’s first major homicide investigations.
“Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." — The New York Times
“Masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery — The Boston Globe
“A talented storyteller, Grann knows how to make distant times and crimes feel present and personal." — USA Today
Virtual Book Club via Zoom on October 20, 2021
Our virtual book discussion for the One Book, One Flossmoor Killers of the Flower Moon is October 20, 2021. Start reading now and then join our book discussion at 7 p.m. on October 20, even if you haven’t completed the book! Details for the Zoom call will be posted prior to the event.
Read with Your Book Club
Use this reading guide along the way and with your own book club!