Thomaston Public Library's Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2:30 p.m. The library is located in the Thomaston Academy building at 60 Main St./Route 1.

Schwalbe’s book is a memoir about the discussions that take place between him and his mother, Mary Anne Schwalbe, at the end of her life. Mary Anne discovers she is dying of pancreatic cancer and Will suggests they create an online blog to update the family on her prognosis. During the large amount of time they spend in waiting rooms, the mother and son trade novels they plan to read, an exchange that opens the door to discussions on a multitude of topics.

The books they read are not entirely the literary selections one would expect for an End of Your Life book club, but the discussions that surface are every bit as hard hitting as they might be if the choices were literary classics.

On the third Tuesday of each month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Extra copies of the books are purchased by Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds; donations are appreciated. All are welcome to attend.

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