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Book Buzz: Horse

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Pulitzer prize winner Brooks takes up the reins of three different time periods to tell a story based on the real lives of an enslaved groom, Jarret, and a record-breaking Thoroughbred named Lexington. In 1850, Jarret and Lexington forge a bond that will carry Lexington to successes all across the South. In 1954, Martha Jackson, an adventurous art gallery owner becomes obsessed with the dubious origins of a 19th-century equestrian oil painting. In 2019, Smithsonian scientist Jess and art historian Theo share an interest in the horse, one studying its bones and the other studying the lost history of the Black horseman integral to the horse's success. A fascinating epic of American horse racing and our nation's grappling with the unjustices of racism and slavery.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Information desk one month before the discussion. 

Space is limited. Registration required.


Tuesday, March 19, 2024
10:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Ludlow Room
Shaker Main Library
  Adult     Book Discussions  

Registration is required. There are 11 seats available.

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