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.
The fall 2017 book is The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau (NC '50).
Overview: "Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their Southern community. Extraordinary family lore has been passed down to Abigail Howland, but not all of it. When shocking facts come to light about her late grandfather William’s relationship with Margaret Carmichael, a black housekeeper, the community is outraged, and quickly gathers to vent its fury on Abigail. Alone in the house the Howlands built, she is at once shaken by those who have betrayed her, and determined to punish the town that has persecuted her and her kin."Spring 2011 marked the first gatherings of the Newcomb Book Club. These evenings of friendship and conversation, open to all Newcomb and Tulane alumnae and alumni, proved to be so successful that the NAA continues to expand the number of cities hosting book clubs, offering fall and spring gatherings in selected cities.
Fall 2017 Book Clubs
Morrisville, NC (Raleigh) - October 4, 2017
Baltimore, MD - October 11, 2017
Boca Raton, FL - October 12, 2017
New Orleans, LA - October 19,2017
San Francisco, CA - October 21, 2017
Houston, TX - October 24, 2017
Dallas, TX - October 24, 2017
McLean, VA - October 26, 2017
Harlingen, TX - October 28, 2017
Minneapolis, MN - November 5, 2017
Dayton, OH - November 8, 2017
Tampa, FL - November 8, 2017
Denver, CO - November 11, 2017
Gresham, OR (Portland) - November 11, 2017
Phoenix, AZ - November 12, 2017
Chicago, IL - November 18, 2017
San Diego, CA - December 4, 2017
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