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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.

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

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