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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. Jarrett, an enslaved groom, and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. As the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name painting 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 19th 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 drawn to one another 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, who became America's greatest stud sire, Horse is a gripping, multi-layered reckoning with the legacy of enslavement and racism in America"--

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Eastchester Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text)
Fiction
31008152445751
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02/17/2023
Eastchester Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text)
New Fiction
31008152445769
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02/14/2023
Eastchester Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text)
New Fiction
31008152448276
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02/13/2023
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text)
New Fiction
31009154920775
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02/16/2023
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text)
Express Item
31009154926426
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02/10/2023
Harrison Public Library BROOKS, G. (Text)
Express Item
31010300285998
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Harrison Public Library BROOKS, G. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300301340
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02/09/2023
Harrison Public Library BROOKS, G. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300301357
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02/08/2023
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text)
New Book
31011151417631
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02/09/2023
Hendrick Hudson Free Library BROOKS, GERALDINE (Text)
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31016151806345
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02/15/2023
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  • ISBN: 9780399562969
  • ISBN: 0399562966
  • Physical Description: 401 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2022]

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Subject: Painting > Fiction.
Horse grooms > Fiction.
Race horses > Fiction.
African American horsemen and horsewomen > Fiction.
Horses in art > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Novels.


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