The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss "Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny and three children — Lucy, Charlie and nine-month-old Linus. A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller … until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long.

A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world and, for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future. As she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her new, true life may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets … and that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share 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; and copies are also available on the library's circulating e-readers.

All are welcome, as are donations. Those who live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride should call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion.

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