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Virtual Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks, "Horse"

2022-12-06 19:00:00 2022-12-06 20:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks, "Horse" Online -

Tuesday, December 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-06 19:00:00 2022-12-06 20:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks, "Horse" Join us for a chat with acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks about her latest novel, "Horse", from the comfort of home! Visit libraryc.org/plainfieldlibrary to register for this Author Talk and more! Online -

Join us for a chat with acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks about her latest novel, "Horse", from the comfort of home! Visit libraryc.org/plainfieldlibrary to register for this Author Talk and more!

This is part of our Author Talk series, bringing nationally celebrated and recognized authors to you. To join the next Author Talk from the comfort of your own home, check out https://libraryc.org/plainfieldlibrary, and keep an eye out for future Author Talks at the library!

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks 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. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history in her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse.

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.

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AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Visit |

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