Alumnae Book Club 


Winter Book Choice 

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

“Stirring, definitive, and engrossing….Weiss brings a lucid, lively, journalistic tone to the story…The Woman’s Hour is compulsory reading.”—

Gathering Dates

Coming Soon


Get a 10% discount at Parnassus Books by mentioning the Harpeth Hall Alumnae Book Club when you purchase The Testaments in store. There will also be a display for the Alumnae Book Club in the Book Club section in Parnassus Books. The discount does not apply online. 

Regional Book Club Information

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Upcoming Books 

Spring Book Choice 2020

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Previous Book Choices 

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl

The Summer Book Choice 2019 was Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl

Margaret Renkl is a former Harpeth Hall English teacher and current New York Times writer. Margaret came to Harpeth Hall's campus on August 7, 2019 for a book talk and signing as the official launch of HHConnectHER.

See below for Margaret Renkl's book talk. 

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Fall Book Choice 2019 was The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. This novel is the sequel to the popular The Handmaid's Tale.

A fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The book club met twice. An evening event occurred on November 12, 2019 with current Harpeth Hall English teachers Denise Croker and Scottie Girgus leading the conversation. The daytime gathering happened on November 20, 2019 at the home of Meredith McDonald Stewart '96 with Jennifer Puryear, author of the literary blog Bacon on the Bookshelf, as the moderator.