‘Anne of Green Gables’ for monthly book club

Oct 05, 2018

Thomaston — The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss "Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

This classic children's novel was written in 1908 and centers on Anne Shirley, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Anne is sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their 50s and 60s, after a childhood spent in strangers' homes and orphanages — even though the Cuthbert siblings had requested a boy, to help Matthew run their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea.

At first, stern and sharp Marilla says Anne must return to the orphanage, but after much observation and considering, along with Matthew's strong liking to Anne, she decides to let her stay. A child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village.

The Intergenerational Book Club comprises men and women of all ages who come together the third Tuesday of every month to share opinions and ideas about the book selection. 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 Nov. 20 is “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult; copies will be available at the library. For the complete 2018 list, 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.

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