Private Groups

Read The Streets

This is a private group.

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

2017 Titles

October: Bike Lanes Are White Lanes by Melody L Hoffman

 

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Bike Lanes Are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780803276789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nebraska Press - July 1st, 2016

October 2017 Read the Streets reading group selection


Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice

Raising Awareness of Racial Justice

Every other month, a high quality, carefully vetted book focusing on racial justice issues will be selected for participants to read and discuss.

Anyone is welcome to come. The group meets at the Maplewood Richmond Heights Center. Visit their website womensvoicesraised.org for more specific information.

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

2017 Titles

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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781603093958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 6th, 2016

December 2017 Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice book club selection


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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631492853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 2nd, 2017

February 2018 Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice book club selection


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The Fire Next Time Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

April 2018 Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice book club selection


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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374189976
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 18th, 2017

June 2018 Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice book club selection


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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537449
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

June 2018 Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice book club selection

available for pre-order


SLU Library Associates

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

St. Louis University Libary Associates have chosen to read Margaret Atwood's canon before they award her the 2017 St. Louis Literary Award. For more information, please contact Shane or Sarah.

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The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

March 2017 SLU Library Associates Margaret Atwood book club selection


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Cat's Eye Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385491020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - January 20th, 1998

April 2017 SLU Library Associates Margaret Atwood book club selection


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Alias Grace Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385490443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - October 13th, 1997

May 2017 SLU Library Associates Margaret Atwood book club selection


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The Year of the Flood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - July 27th, 2010

June 2017 SLU Library Associates Margaret Atwood book club selection


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The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

July 2017 SLU Library Associates Margaret Atwood book club selection


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Hag-Seed Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780804141314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth Press - May 16th, 2017

August 2017 SLU Library Associates Margaret Atwood book club selection


Women Explain Things To Me

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

As our title ("Women Explain Things To Me") suggests, we read books written by women.  We are not otherwise limited to any genre or type of book - thus far we have read fiction and nonfiction, with topics ranging from astrophysics to social policy.  Our group includes people of both genders and many viewpoints.  Our conversations about the books are not rigid and we often end up discussing a variety of topics when we meet. 

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The Invention of Nature Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780345806291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

December 2017 Women Explain Things to Me book group selection


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Future Home of the Living God Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9780062694058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017

January 2018 Women Explain Things to Me book group selection


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The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345405012
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - August 27th, 1996

February 2018 Women Explain Things to Me book group selection


#imwiththem

We focus on both moral and legislative support for women's reproductive rights, and based on the success of our first event, have decided to take our efforts further in both the community and educating ourselves. The group #imwiththem has divided into two subgroups, "#imwiththemlegal" and "#imwiththemmoral".

The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780553382921
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bantam - April 13th, 2004

April 2017 selection


Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

This group is open to the public.  The group meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm at the Kirkwood Public Library.

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Small Great Things Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9780345544957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 11th, 2016

December 2017 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$23.16
ISBN: 9780385534246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

January 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - April 21st, 2009

February 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women Cover Image
By Susan Burton, Cari Lynn, Michelle Alexander (Introduction by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781620972120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - May 9th, 2017

March 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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No One Is Coming to Save Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062472991
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press - February 6th, 2018

April 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476731919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - July 28th, 2015

May 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

June 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780807027189
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - September 20th, 2016

July 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond Cover Image
By Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501124969
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2017

August 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


Medicine and Literature: Using Medical Humanities to Enrich Our Professional Lives

This is a private group.  For information or inquiries on joining, please email shane.m@left-bank.com

December 13th, 2016: The Evil Hours:  A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by David J. Morris

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs (Introduction by), Anthony Briggs (Translator)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140449617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2008

November 2017 selection


Schlafly Discussion Group

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

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Out Stealing Horses Cover Image
By Per Petterson, Anne Born (Translator)
$13.60
ISBN: 9780312427085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - April 29th, 2008

December 2017 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Human Acts Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101906743
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth Press - October 17th, 2017

January 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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The New Jim Crow Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595586438
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

February 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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The Little Red Chairs Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316378246
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - December 6th, 2016

March 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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The Association of Small Bombs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143109273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 18th, 2016

April 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Homegoing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

May 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Everything I Never Told You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

June 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062300553
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 1st, 2018

July 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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The Underground Railroad Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Anchor Books - January 30th, 2018

August 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015

September 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781416549017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Free Press - October 16th, 2007

October 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


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Ghachar Ghochar Cover Image
By Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur (Translator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143111689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2017

November 2018 Schlafly Book Discussion group selection


Women's Group on Race Relations (WGGR)

Nonfiction about issues of race and social justice (for now). Not currently accepting new members.

February 2018: Dog Whistle Politics by Ian Haney Lopez

May 2018: Losing My Cool by Thomas Chatterton Williams

August 2018: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

 

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Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780190229252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2015

February 2018 Women's Group on Race Relations book club selection


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Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143119623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2011

May 2018 Women's Group on Race Relations book club selection


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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780553447439
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 1st, 2016

August 2018 Women's Group on Race Relations book club selection


Jazz St. Louis

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

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Blues People Cover Image
$11.19
ISBN: 9780688184742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 1999

December 2017 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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The Bear Comes Home Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393318630
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 1998

February 2018 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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