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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 newcombalumnae@tulane.edu with any questions.

The fall 2018 book is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

Overview: Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie’s children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise.
 

Fall 2018 Book Clubs

We're looking for volunteers to host a book club meeting in their city this fall! Sign up here.

For more information, contact
Geneva Longlois-Marney
glongloismarney@tulane.edu