Moke Hill READS Book Club

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Moke Hill READS Book Club

March 14th, 2024, 10:00 AM

 

Spring Book Report: Have you read anything good lately? What books are you currently reading? Come and share with us!

April 11th, 2024, 10:00 AM

 

Horse, by Geraldine Brooks  

 

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 same 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.

Moke Hill Reads Book Club: Second Thursday of every month at the Mokelumne Hill Library– No commitment, No attendance taken, No membership, No dues. For everyone interested in good books and discussions about them. Sponsored by the Mokelumne Hill Friends of the Library. Send us your email address or watch for announcements on mokehill.org and other news sources. Contact: Anne Dasch annemoke@gmail.com.

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