THOMASTON — On Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m., at the Thomaston Public Library, the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss the memoir No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol.
From the publisher:
"If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then?
"This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity, relegated to the sidelines, or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves.
"Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. She concluded it was time to create one.
"Over the course of her fortieth year, which this memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she is forced to wrestle with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines.”
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.
If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, call the library at (207) 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.
The group is currently deciding what books will be on the 2020 reading list and January’s selection will be announced. For more information, contact the library.