A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, Pulitzer Prize winning Geraldine Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking 19th century thoroughbred, Lexington, who became America’s greatest stud sire, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, the powerful bond between people and animals, and our unfinished reckoning with race and injustice.
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Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks © Randi Baird.

Geraldine Brooks

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the mideast, Africa and the Balkans. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her second novel, March. Her  novels Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book were  New York Times best sellers. Her first novel, Year of Wonders is an an international bestseller, translated into more than 25 languages and Is currently under option to Olivia Coleman.
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