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Horse / Geraldine Brooks.

Brooks, Geraldine, (author.).


"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399562969
  • ISBN: 0399562966
  • Physical Description: 401 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel"-Jacket cover.
Subject: Painting > Fiction.
Horse grooms > Fiction.
Race horses > Fiction.
African American horsemen and horsewomen > Fiction.
Horses in art > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 42 of 87 copies available at Westchester Library System.


  • 2 current holds with 87 total copies.
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Harrison Public Library BROOKS, G. (Text) 31010300301357 Fiction Available -
Harrison West Harrison Branch Library BROOKS, G. (Text) 31010400128361 Fiction Available -
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION BROOKS (Text) 31011151417631 Fiction Available -
Hendrick Hudson Free Library BROOKS, GERALDINE (Text) 31016151829578 Fiction Checked out 06/10/2024
Irvington Public Library FIC BROOKS, G (Text) 31012154571515 Fiction Available -
John C. Hart Memorial Library BROOKS (Text) 31030300005808 Fiction Available -
John C. Hart Memorial Library BROOKS (Text) 31030300005816 Fiction Checked out 06/19/2024
John C. Hart Memorial Library BROOKS (Text) 31030300005824 Fiction Checked out 06/10/2024
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