Book discussion of ‘A Well-Behaved Woman’ moves online April 7

Inclusive Book Group
Inclusive Book Group

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” via Zoom online conferencing software on Tuesday, April 7, to discuss A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts. The virtual meeting, which takes place from noon to 1 p.m., will focus on a novel by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.

This novel shares the story of Alva Smith, later Alva Vanderbilt and then Alva Belmont. She funded the National Woman’s Party, which fought for women’s suffrage at the federal level.

The discussion, originally scheduled at the Central Library in March, has moved online in accordance with the university’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and steps to protect the health and safety of the community.

To join the April 7 discussion, go to and click on the “Join a Meeting” tab at the top of the page, then enter the following meeting ID: 601 567 192.

For more information, email Rory Dicker, director of the Women’s Center.