Adult Book Club Discussion: "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks
Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book"Horse" by Geraldine Brooks.
A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history
Kentucky, 1850. 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.
Copies of the book are available at the Library. Please contact the Library for meeting location.
What: Adult Book Club
When: Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Varies (please contact the Library for location)
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2023
January: The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
February: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
March: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
April: Horse by Geraldine Brooks
May: Sweetness by Water by Nathan Harris
June: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
July: The Swans of 5th Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
August: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
September: Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
October: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
November: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
December: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote