Moke Hill READS Book Club

Apr 22, 2018 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – May 1, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann.  In the 1920s, among the richest people in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation of Oklahoma, with vast oil reserves lying under their lands.  One by one, however, they were being murdered along with anyone investigating the killings. The newly formed FBI initially bungled the case, finally turning to former Texas Ranger Tom White who assembled an undercover team.  Together with the Osage, they exposed one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

June 5, 2018. Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger.  Cork O’Connor – part Irish and part Anishinaabe Indian — is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, located in the state’s northern lake country. Embittered by loss of his job and a marital meltdown, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. When the town’s judge is brutally murdered and a young Eagle Scout goes missing, Cork unravels a harrowing web of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal spun around the town’s officials. This is the first of an award-winning series of mysteries set in the wilds of Minnesota.

July 3, 2018. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate.  In 1939 the four Foss children, left alone when their father rushes their mother to the hospital, are collected by officials and sent to a Tennessee orphanage. Assured that they will be reunited with their parents, instead they are sold to wealthy families by the director of a Memphis adoption agency.  The plot unfolds in the future when adult Amanda Stafford begins to delve into the long-hidden family history.  Based on a true historical scandal, the book is riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting.

Moke Hill Reads Book Club:  First Tuesday of every month. No commitment, No attendance taken, No restrictions, No membership, No dues. For everyone interested in good books and discussions about them. Sponsored by the Mokelumne Hill Friends of the Library. Send your email address or watch for announcements on and other news sources. Contact Janet Dock:

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