Omaha Reads 2013

Cover of In Cold BloodDuring the ninth annual Omaha Reads campaign, OPL encouraged the community to join together in reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The title was selected through an online public vote and the pioneer true-crime story of the 1959 Clutter family murder in Holcomb, Kansas, sparked much conversation and had many people asking what Capote was hoping to accomplish with this work. Several book talks and movie showings took place throughout September, as well as a forensics program presented by the Omaha Police Department Crime Lab. OPL welcomed Capote
expert, author and Random House editor-at-large David Ebershoff to discuss Capote’s work and life. In Cold Blood was checked out more than 600 times during the Omaha Reads campaign.

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