On Tuesday, April 13, the Let’s Talk About It Book Club from Thomaston Public Library will meet over Zoom, at 2 p.m., to continue their discussion of historical novels based on characters that have helped shape our culture with West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan.
From the publisher:
“In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to an asylum and his finances in ruin, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood.
"With flashbacks to Fitzgerald’s glamorous Jazz Age past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and their daughter, Scottie. The Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel’s romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart.”
The Let’s Talk About It Book Club was born of a Maine Humanities Council-sponsored discussion series at Thomaston Public Library several years ago and meets the second Tuesday of every month to read and discuss a set of five to six books grouped around a common theme.
The book for the May 11 meeting will be The Master by Colm Tóibín. Contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to be added to the email list, or for assistance requesting the next book through interlibrary loan!