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Newcomb Alumnae Book Clubs

Newcomb regional book clubs take place every fall and spring semester. The aim is to bring alumnae together in each city for an evening of conversation.

Contact with any questions and join our private Facebook group to follow along in virtual discussions.

We are pleased to announce that several of our Newcomb Alumnae Association spring book clubs will be held virtually! Wherever you are, please feel free to join us on zoom to discuss Florida by Lauren Groff.

Lauren Groff is Newcomb Institute's 2020 Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence

In these vigorous stories, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling to a world in which storms, snakes and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats are of a human, emotional and psychological nature. Among those navigating it all are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown-up; a restless, childless couple; a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable conflicted wife and mother.

The stories in this collection span characters, towns, even centuries, but Florida – its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind – becomes the gravitational center. With shocking accuracy, Groff pinpoints the connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury – the moments that make us alive.

Spring 2020 Virtual Book Club Meetings

Please contact Geneva Longlois-Marney at for your zoom meeting ID.

Hosted by Brittany Barrient ('06) and Jennifer Kemp Cruseturner ('04)
April 26th, 2:00 pm

Hosted by Dana Zale Gerard ('85) and Laurie Finger Berger ('88)
May 19th, 7:30 pm

Washington, D.C. area
Hosted by Patsie Miller Uchello (’76) 
May 14th, 7:00 pm

Hosted by Andrea Lapsley ('72) 
May 19th, 7:00 pm

New York City area
Hosted by Rochelle Parker ('69)
May 28th, 6:30 pm

New Orleans and beyond - all are welcome to join
Hosted by Geneva Longlois-Marney, NAA Director
May 26th, 7:00 pm