The Let's Talk About It book group will meet Tuesday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Public Library to continue The Civil War: Fiction series with “Beloved” by Toni Morrison. This month, longtime book club member and friend to the library Pam Evans, has offered to lead the discussion while usual facilitator Lee Heffner is away.

Morrison’s acclaimed novel transforms history into a powerful yet intimate story. Protagonist Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but 18 years later she is still not free: she has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with the single word that gives this taut novel its title.

These discussions are always thought provoking and lively, and anyone is welcome to join for one book or the whole series. Refreshments are served. The next book in the series, to be discussed April 9, is “March” by Geraldine Brooks. Copies will be available to borrow at the library. For more information, call 354-2453.

Thomaston Public Library is in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicap accessible entrance are in the rear of the building.

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