Book club discusses inspiring memoir
Thomaston — The Intergenerational Book Club will discuss "Breaking Night: a Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and my Journey from Homeless to Harvard," a powerful autobiography written by Liz Murray, Tuesday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the gym of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The public is invited to attend.
In her harrowing account of survival against all odds, Murray tells of her days as a homeless teenager and as a student at the Humanities Preparatory Academy in Manhattan, after her mother died and her father moved into a men’s shelter. An essay she wrote about her experiences won her a New York Times College Scholarship and she went to Harvard University. Her memoir inspired an Emmy-nominated Lifetime cable TV movie, “Homeless to Harvard,” that premiered in 2003.
"Homeless person or business person, doctor or teacher, whatever your background may be, the same holds true for each of us: life takes on the meaning that you give it," Murray wrote in "Breaking Night."
On the third Tuesday of each month, the book club's group of men and women of all ages come together to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds; donations are welcome.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.