The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club resumes for another year Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss: “Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald.

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. She arrives, however, just after Amy's funeral has ended. The townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist — even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory.

Reminiscent of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories and love.

On the third Tuesday of every month, this group of men and women of all ages gathers in the main room of Thomaston Public Library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1, to share opinions and ideas about a selected book.

All are welcome. Thomaston residents who would like to attend but need a ride should call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion. The IGBC selection for Feb. 19 is “Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase” by Louise Walters. Copies will be available at the library to borrow. For the complete 2019 list, visit

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