Newcomb Alumnae Book Clubs

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

If you are interested in hosting a book club? Please fill out this form. 

Fall 2023 Selection: I Have Some Questions For You
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Photo of Rebecca Makkai next to the cover of her book "I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU"

Our Fall 2023 selection is I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai.

A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past — the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the 1995 murder of a classmate, Thalia Keith. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are the subject of intense fascination online, Bodie prefers — needs — to let sleeping dogs lie.

But when The Granby School invites her back to teach a two-week course, Bodie finds herself inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? Is the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought — if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.

Scheduled Club Meeting

Each fall and spring semester, members of the Newcomb Alumnae Association host regional book clubs to bring alumnae together for an evening of conversation in cities across the country and globally.

Each fall and spring semester, members of the Newcomb Alumnae Association host regional book clubs to bring alumnae together for an evening of conversation in cities across the country and globally.

Our Fall 2023 selection is I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai, the 2023 Zale-Kimmerling writer-in-residence.

Please RSVP for one (1) of the following regional book club events:

  • Pacific Palisades, CA | October 7, 2023, 2:00 P.M. PT | Hosted by Bren Boston Padawer, NC ’96, M*00
  • Dallas, TX | October 10, 2023, 7:30 PM CT | Hosted by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ’85 and Laurie Berger, NC ‘88
  • Naples, FL | October 25, 2023, 6:00 PM ET | Hosted by Meagan Magaldi, SLA ‘16
  • Denver, CO | October 25, 2023, 6:30 PM MT | Hosted by Harley Jackson, B’16, and Elyse Loeb, SSE ‘14
  • Bellevue, WA | November 3, 2023, 5:00 PM PT | Hosted by Andrea Zavos Turner, NC ‘97
  • Philadelphia, PA | November 5, 2023, 12:00 PM ET | Hosted by Lindsey Curewitz, SLA ’14, L*14
  • Monroe, LA | November 9, 2023, 7:00 PM CT | Hosted by Clare Breedlove, NC ‘05
  • St. Petersburg, FL | November 12, 2023, 3:00 PM ET | Hosted by Catherine Given Tranum, NC ‘77
  • New York City Area (Brooklyn, NY) | November 12, 2023, 3:00 PM ET | Hosted by Rowan Langford, SSE ‘16
  • Houston, TX | November 14, 2023, 7:00 PM CT | Hosted by Andrea Ricards Lapsley, NC ‘72
  • Virtual – for alumnae anywhere in the world | November 15, 12 PM CT | Hosted by Andi Richardson, NC ‘99
  • DMV Area (Bethesda, MD) | November 19, 2023, 3 PM ET | Hosted by Laurie Mabile, NC ‘77
  • New Orleans | November 27, 5:30 PM CT | Hosted by Kim Frusciante, NC '05
  • Chicago, IL | Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6:30 PM | Hosted by Catherine Bentivegna Adami, NC ‘9

Please note that RSVPs for each event will close 1 week prior to the event date. Any RSVPs received after the deadline are subject to approval from the book club host. Event capacity will vary by location.

After submitting your event registration form, check your provided email for event registration confirmation, and updates from the Newcomb Alumnae Office. If you have any changes to your registration or questions about an upcoming event, feel free to email newcombalumnae@tulane.edu.