The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “Tibetan Peach Pie: a true account of an imaginative life” by Tom Robbins Tuesday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

Robbins' warm, wise and wonderfully weird novels provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty and problematic redheads. In “Tibetan Peach Pie,” Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, weaving together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become, over the course of half a century, a poet interruptus, a soldier, a meteorologist, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist and a counterculture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.

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. 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. The selection for June 20 is “What is Visible” by Kimberly Elkins. For the complete list of all the IGBC books chosen for 2017, visit thomaston.lib.me.us.

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