Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1, will host discussions of two of the three finalists for the Maine Readers' Choice Award this summer. The first discussion, of the novel “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash, will take place Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

Dubbed a literary thriller, “A Land More Kind Than Home” follows the investigation of a small church in South Carolina after a tragedy occurs involving a local autistic youth and insular religious conservatives butt heads with the investigating authorities. Copies of the novel are available at the library.

When no Pulitzer Prize was awarded in 2012 for fiction, the Maine Library Association, in conjunction with the Maine State Library, created the Maine Readers' Choice Award. Maine readers are encouraged to read the finalists this summer — and all the original contenders as well — and cast their votes for the winner between Sept. 1 and 15.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or