‘the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us’

Intergenerational Book Club to meet on Zoom

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet over Zoom to discuss Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout, which is the author’s 2019 follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Olive Kitteridge.

All are welcome to join at 2:30 p.m. Please email Caroline at cwardnesbit@thomastonmaine.gov for more information and to be added to the email list.

From the publisher:

“Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is ‘a compelling life force’ (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout ‘animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us — in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.”


On the third Tuesday of every month since 2010, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, has come together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the selected book. Since the pandemic began in March of 2020, the group has been continuing to meet virtually over Zoom! 

In February, the group will escape the cold weather for a bit with Beach Read by Emily Henry. Copies will be available to borrow at the library and through interlibrary loan. Please make sure to let the library know if you would like to request a copy through interlibrary loan – it can take 10 days or more for a book to arrive.

For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453.

Event Date: 

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 2:30pm

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