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Online Author Talk With Geraldine Brooks

"Horse"

2022-12-06 18:00:00 2022-12-06 19:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Geraldine Brooks As part of our Online Author Series, join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times bestselling novel "Horse." Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history. Adults. Register to get a link. A recording will be available for later viewing. Live online event -

Tuesday, December 06
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-06 18:00:00 2022-12-06 19:00:00 America/Chicago Online Author Talk With Geraldine Brooks As part of our Online Author Series, join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times bestselling novel "Horse." Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history. Adults. Register to get a link. A recording will be available for later viewing. Live online event -

As part of our Online Author Series, join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times bestselling novel "Horse." Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history. Adults. Register to get a link. A recording will be available for later viewing.

As part of our Online Author Series, join us for an exciting virtual chat with novelist Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "March," "People of the Book" and "The Secret Chord." Brooks will discuss her most recent novel "Horse," in which she tells a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history.  

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarrett 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 a 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.

About the Author: Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel "March." Her first novel, "Year of Wonders," is an international bestseller, and "People of the Book" is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works "Nine Parts of Desire" and "Foreign Correspondence."

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This event is part of DBRL's Online Author Series, supported by David Lile honorarium funds. A recording will also be available for later viewing on the author series site.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Featured | Books & Authors |

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