Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch Book Discussion via Zoom: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

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Horse by Geraldine Brooks

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history are strands woven together to tell a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history.

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Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a foal forge a bond that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner, becomes obsessed with a mysterious 19-century equestrian oil painting.

Washington, D.C., 2019. A Smithsonian scientist and a historian find themselves connected through their shared interest in one horse.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art, science, love and our unfinished reckoning with racism.