‘Small Great Things’ for monthly book club

Nov 08, 2018

Thomaston — The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss "Small Great Things” by Lucy Maud Montgomery Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years’ experience. During her shift, she begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she has been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists who do not want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

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 Dec. 18 is “The Moth,” edited by Catherine Burns; copies will be available at the library. The 2019 selections have been chosen, and new bookmarks with the titles and discussion dates will be available.

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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