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Schlafly Library Global Reads Discussion Group

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

Schlafly Global Reads Book Discussion Group meets at the Schlafly Public Library in the Central West End.  They are always open to new members.  They meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00pm (though that becomes the 3rd Thursday for November and December due to holidays).  They generally discuss contemporary literature with a focus on multicultural nonfiction. For more information, contact, visit, or

2019 Titles

January 24th, 2019, 7pm: Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg

February 28th, 2019, 7pm: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

March 28th, 2019, 7pm: A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman

April 25th, 2019, 7pm: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

May 23rd, 2019, 7pm: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

June 27th, 2019, 7pm: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

July 25th, 2019, 7pm: White Tears by Hari Kunzru

August 22nd, 2019, 7pm: Augustown by Kei Miller

September 26th, 2019, 7pm: War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans

October 24th, 2019, 7pm: Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrique

November 21st, 2019, 7pm: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada


Previous Titles: 201920182017 & Before




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Memoirs of a Polar Bear Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
ISBN: 9780811225786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 8th, 2016

November 2019 Schlafly Library Global Reads Book Discussion group selection