‘Suitcase’ contains Intergenerational tale

Feb 06, 2019

Thomaston — The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss: “Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase” by Louise Walters — a book about books and working in a bookshop.

Roberta treasures books, pining away in her beloved job at Old and New Bookshop as she watches her boss Philip, whom she can’t yet admit that she loves, take the beautiful Jenna as his lover. But secrets begin to spill out of the books — secrets that will change her understanding of the past and hopes for the future. One fateful day, Roberta’s father brings in an old suitcase labeled “Mrs. D. Sinclair,” filled with her grandmother Dorothea Pietrykowski’s old books — and, between the pages, a fateful letter. Walters’ debut novel nimbly weaves together Roberta’s and Dorothea’s stories.

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 March 19 is “Persepolis” and “Persepolis 2,” a pair of graphic memoirs from Marjane Satrapi that will be the Intergenerational Book Club's first foray into the graphic novel format. Copies will be available to borrow at the library.

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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