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Virtual Event with Geraldine Brooks/Horse
Join Anderson's Bookshops, in partnership with fellow independent bookstores across the country, for a virtual event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, to celebrate the release of her new novel, Horse, on Thursday, June 30th, at 7pm CT. Geraldine will be in conversation with New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir, author of Horse Crazy

Please note that we can only ship to US addresses!  Please choose the ticket that includes shipping if you would like your book mailed to you.


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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.


About the Author


Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March and the international bestsellers The Secret ChordCaleb’s CrossingPeople of the Book, and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Born and raised in Australia, Brooks lives in Massachusetts. 

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