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NOMA Book Club Group Discussion

Tue, June 11th at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join fellow book lovers as we read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art, artists, art museums, NOMA’s collections and exhibitions. Our full 2019 schedule and reading list has been announced.

Organized by NOMA’s Felix J. Dreyfous Library, the Book Club is an informal group. You do not have to attend every meeting and we understand if you have to leave a discussion or program early. The book club offers several types of programs: a book discussion group that meets once a month (no reading in December), curatorial programs, field trips, and Meet the Author receptions. Most book club programs start promptly at noon, but please arrive at 11:30 a.m. if you wish to bring a sack lunch or meet beforehand. NOMA will provide water and soft drinks.

RSVP for the meetings you wish to attend so we can prepare the meeting space.

Please contact Sheila A. Cork at 504.658.4117 or scork@noma.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.

June 2019 Selection

The Other Alcott: A Novel by Elise Hooper
William Morrow Paperbacks, 2017, ISBN: 978-0062645333

A mix of history and imagination, this debut novel by Elise Hooper focuses on May Alcott, the model for Amy in Little Women, and the youngest sister of the book’s famous author, Louisa May Alcott … May longs to be taken seriously as an artist. But the press has sharply criticized her illustrations for her sister’s book. Louisa, meanwhile, sees May as a high-spirited dilettante, dedicated to having fun. Determined to prove Louisa wrong, May dodges a serious suitor and signs up for rigorous art classes, first in Boston, then in Europe, where she mingles with other artists (some real, like Mary Cassatt, others fictional or composites). Slowly, her skill and confidence grow … Hooper is especially good at depicting the complicated blend of devotion and jealousy so common among siblings. —Kirkus Review

Tuesday, June 11, 12 – 1 p.m. | Book Discussion Group
Friday, June 28, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | New Books Potluck Lunch

  • Bring food and set up at 11:30 a.m.
  • Discuss books and eat at 12 p.m.


Tue, June 11th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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