Alumnae Book Club 


Fall Book Choice 

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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

Gathering Dates

November 12, 2019

6:30 p.m.
Ann Scott Carell Library Fireplace
Facilitators: Denise Croker and Scottie Girgus
Upper School English Teachers


November 20, 2019

10:30 a.m.
At the Home of Meredith McDonald Stewart '96
Facilitator: Jennifer Puryear
author of the literary blog, Bacon on the Bookshelf


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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. 

Upcoming Books 

Winter Book Choice 2020

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


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.