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Geraldine Brooks

Horse by Geraldine Brooks Book Summary

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME

“A revelation . . . [the] best horse book I’ve ever read.” —Jane Smiley, The New York Times Book Review

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.

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Book Name Horse
Genre Historical
Language English
E-Book Size 1.89 MB

Horse (Geraldine Brooks) Book Reviews 2023

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Wish it stayed focused on Lexington. The Lexington storyline was amazing, I wish that was the focus of the book in its entirety. Instead the author piled on every current issue of our era: racism, sexism, global warming, police brutality, homosexuality. Then she finished the book up with starting of covid. I am excited to learn more of Lexington so for that I’m thankful. While I am an avid horse lover and have many friends & family that are, I’d recommend skipping and just reading about Lexington.

Contrived. The Author takes us along for a wonderful look and “feel” of the early history of horse racing and the role of African-American horsemen. However, the connection of current events to the story line seems contrived. Still, well worth reading.

Delightful. Every bit as exciting as Seabiscuit and then some. I live in Lexington and see this horse just about every day. He is on a sign and he is blue. I knew little about him until reading Horse. The discovery,education and enlightenment I received from this book makes that blue horse come alive.

Horse. Really loved this story, BUT stop this anti Trump narrative. The modern characters were contrived. I guessed the modern character’s role and ending immediately after being introduced. This wrecked the book for me.

You ruined a good beginning. A brilliant storyline marred in the end by modern hysterical views of racism.

Horse. Excellent. Excellent. Well developed in every way

Horse is a worthwhile read. I really enjoyed this book. The descriptive writing style Of the era along with character development of the the horse and trainer bond made me feel very invested in their lives. I now have a greater understanding of the history of horse racing in Kentucky.

Awesome tale of the power of the relationship of a man and a horse. Great read for any Horse Enthusiast!

Refreshing, enlightening, enthralling.. Strong historical fiction yet very captivating. Reads like a friend telling us a great story that is filled with mystery and excitement. It also weaves in the realities of racism in the mid to late 1800’s and shows us how this racism is still happening today. Great animal characters that give love and loyalty unconditionally.

Excellent!. Beautifully written and very timely.

Horse. Masterfully written and well researched. A pleasure to read.

Horse. I enjoyed the book very much until the end , when it became more about modern day racial issues instead of about horses. That story line might do better in a different book. Brooks’ writing style is very good, drawing the reader into not wanting to put the book down.

Truly one of the best books I have ever read- I learned so much- truly fantastic!. Nothing I didn’t like!

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Summary of Horse by Geraldine Brooks

The Horse book written by Geraldine Brooks was published on 14 June 2022, Tuesday in the Historical category. A total of 1,151 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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