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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.

If you have any questions, please email shane.m@left-bank.com or general questions from the public can also be directed to the Reference Desk at 314-821-5770 ext. 1012.

"In the quest to transform the Kirkwood area into a prejudice-free community of highly respectful individuals, CFUH initiates ongoing dialogue and social interaction to create an environment of understanding and healing."

2018 Titles

Thursday, October 18th at 7pm: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Thursday, December 6th at 7pm: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

 

2019 Titles

Thursday, January 17th, 7pm: Ferguson's Fault Lines by Kimberly Jade Norwood

Thursday, February 21st, 7pm: Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist

Thursday, March 21st, 7pm: Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian

Thursday, May 16th, 7pm: Dog Whistle Politics by Ian Haney-Lopez

Thursday, June 20th, 7pm: Whistling World by Claude Steele

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil by Lezley McSpadden

 

Previous Titles: 2017

 

 

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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9781616208776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

October 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780062300553
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 1st, 2018

December 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Ferguson's Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781634253727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: American Bar Association - August 9th, 2016

January 2019 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780465049660
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

February 2019 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375725463
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 25th, 2003

March 2019 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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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

May 2019 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393339727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2011

June 2019 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781942872528
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Regan Arts - May 10th, 2016

August 2019 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection