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In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage 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. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
The year, we are only reading books that have won a literary award:
September 2017: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (National Book Critics Award) 7.5/10
October 2017: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Pullitzer prize 2017 ) 7.21/10
November 2017: Dodgers by Bill Berverly (CWA world dagger award 2016)
December 2017: Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro (Nobel Prize in literature)
The books' reviews are here!
After yet another year of reading, here's a reminder of the books we loved, hated or felt rather uninterested by.
"A Meal in Winter" (Sep) 4.4
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" (Oct) 6.83
"A Gap of Time" (Nov) 5.57
"Slade House" (Dec) 6.57
"A Clockwork Orange" (Jan) 6.36
"Orlando" (Feb) 7.96
"The Kraken Wakes" (Mar) 6.75
"Bonk" (Apr) 6.55
"Dirt Music" (May) 7.1
"The Glass Room" (Jun) 7.58
"Genghis Khan" (Jul) 5.63
Here you find the books we've read in the year of 2015/2016.
The Poisonwood Bible 8.63
Go With Me 4.40
The Twin 7.20
Cold Cold Ground 2.88
The Golem and the Djinni 7.93
The Quiet American 7.10
The Memoirs of Hadrien 7.25
Below you can find an overview of all the books we read for the year 2014-2015
The Devil in the White City 5.14
World War Z 7.06
Breakfast at Tiffany's 8.11
The Lives of Girls and Women 7.14
The House on Mango Street 5.93
We Have Always Lived in the Castle 8.00
I am Malala 6.33
Three Day Road 7.25
The Bellwether Revivals 6.80