The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library was “adopted” by Maine Public’s “Book Club Adoption” project that is a part of the PBS Great American Read. The group voted to read “Americanah,” written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which will be discussed on Tuesday, August 21, at 2:30 p.m., and all are welcome.

The novel explores the life of a young Nigerian woman who moves to America and experiences racism for the first time. “Americanah” relates the story of Ifemelu, a Nigerian native living in New Jersey. While “Americanah” is a tale of individual characters, it is also a sweeping analysis and critique of race and racism in America, England and Nigeria, and the novel is peppered with Adichie’s observations on the subject.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club meets at the library to share opinions and ideas about the selected book. Anyone living in Thomaston who would like to attend but needs a ride is welcome to call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date. The book club selection for discussion next month, on September 18, is “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman, and copies will be available at the library.