Get a head start on the fall OSC book discussion book(s) by putting them on your summer reading list.
We are trying something different for this one time only. Read one of two books, both on the same theme which is the struggle of Native Americans in our society (and you can certainly read both books if you'd like).
Since some people prefer fiction, others non-fiction, this will give everyone a chance to read his/her preference. We are hoping we can share the ideas and themes of both books with each other and discuss some of the common themes.
The fiction book is There, There by Tommy Orange. It is a highly acclaimed novel about modern urban Native Americans. The author will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Gifford Lecture Series season, and the book has been chosen as the 2020 selection for CNY Reads, a one-community, one-book initiative. It was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and called one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times.
It is available in digital, audio, and print format but there are holds on all formats, so get your name in now.
The non-fiction book is Killers of the Flower Moon. It is a true story, meticulously researched and told by author David Grann. It deals with the previously little known history of the murders of several members of the Osage Indians after oil deposits were found under their land in Oklahoma in the 1920's.
The author spoke at this year's Gifford Lecture Series and also at OASIS. His book, too, is highly acclaimed, on the "best books of the year" lists for several respected publications including The New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and PBS and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
It is immediately available in print and audio versions, but you'll have to put in a request and wait for the digital verison.
Check out the book forum on the website where you can leave comments about the books and look for any information that might be posted there.
For more information or comments email Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or leave a comment on the Book Forum on the OSC website. Happy reading.