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Afternoon Book Group - Horse, by Geraldine Brooks

Afternoon Book Group - Horse, by Geraldine Brooks In-Person

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for an in-depth discussion of quality best-selling fiction and nonfiction books including biographies.

Registration requested.


This month's book: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

 

About this book: An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.  New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance. Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse—one studying the stallion’s bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Non-Bookable Location/Building:
Rodgers Memorial Library
Categories:
  Adult Services Program  

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.

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