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    • Wed, July 11, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, July 11
    9:30-11:00am

    The Girl Who Wrote in Silk 
    by Kelli Estes

    Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing. Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core ― and force her to make an impossible choice.

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    • Wed, August 08, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, August 8
    9:30-11:00am

    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 Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances. David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. 

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