Cowboys and Cossacks with Thomaston Public Library Intergenerational Book Club

Posted:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

On Tuesday, September 19, at 2:30 p.m., the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss The Cowboy and the Cossack by Clair Huffackers. NPR's Nancy Pearl selected this adventure for the Book Lust Rediscoveries series.

In the 1880s, 15 Montana cowboys sail into Vladivostok with a herd of 500 longhorns, ready to cross a thousand miles of Siberian wilderness.

When a band of Cossacks, Russia's elite horsemen and warriors, shows up to escort these rough and ready Americans to their destination, the clash of cultures begins.

The feud between American six shooter and Russian saber is embodied in two men: Shad, the leader of the Montana cowboys, and Rostov, the Cossack commander. Nature and man are enemies that will force them to work together—and a ruthless Tartar army that stands between them and their destination. The code of the cowboy West and the credo of the Cossack East seem to be two different measures of a man—but honor and courage are the same in any language when a common enemy must be faced.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the selected book. All are welcome at the Thomaston Library on September 19 at 2:30 p.m. If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, please call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date. The selection for October is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese and will be available at the library and on Kindle.

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:30pm