You asked for it, Lynden, so we delivered! Overflow Taps and Village Books in Lynden have partnered for a monthly book club for 2019. Each month we will read a new book picked by Village Books, and Overflow Taps will pick a featured beverage to pair. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we will meet at Overflow Taps at 7 p.m. to casually discuss the book and share a pint! Pick up your book at Village Books in Lynden then mosey on over to neighboring Overflow Taps for an exclusive Books and Brews growler free with the purchase of a fill. Just let the beertender know you are part of Books and Brews. Please join us!
Tuesday, October 22, 7:00pm
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
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.