Let's Talk About It Book Club at Thomaston Public Library    

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THOMASTON —  On Tuesday, July 13, the Let’s Talk About It Book Club from Thomaston Public Library will meet in person in the Community Conference Room, at 2 p.m., to begin a new series on modern interpretations of Greek mythology with Circe by Madeline Miller.

From the publisher:

“In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child — not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power — the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

“Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

“But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.”

“With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.”

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. August’s book selection is the graphic novel adaptation of the Odyssey by Gareth Hinds. 

Contact the Library at (207) 354-2453 or library@thomastonmaine.gov for more information or to be added to the email list.

Event Date: 

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Thomaston Public Library

Address: 

Thomaston Public Library
Thomaston  Maine
United States