One Book, One Kirkwood

One Book, One Kirkwood is a yearly community read for the people throughout our St. Louis community. All events are free and open to the public.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7pm at Nipher Middle School – North Gymnasium

700 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Doors open at 6:30pm


Stephanie Powell Watts

Born in the foothills of North Carolina, with a PhD from the University of Missouri and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she now lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she is an associate professor at Lehigh University.

No One is Coming to Save Us

The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.

Inaugural selection by Sarah Jessica Parker for the American Library Association’s Book Club Central

Named one of the best books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, W Magazine, Bustle, The Millions, Babble, Redbook, Elle, Nylon, and The Chicago Review of Books

2018 Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

Past Years’ Selections

2017- Ariel Lawhon Flight of Dreams

2016- Laura McHugh Arrowood and Curtis Sittenfeld Eligible

2015- Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore *Skype visit

2014- Alex George A Good American

2013- Joseph Schuster The Might Have Been

2012- Timothy Schaffert The Coffins of Little Hope

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Event Partners

Community for Understanding and Hope Book Group

Support for this program comes from the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.