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Boswell Book Company

2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Community: Bay View


Hobbies Seminars Geraldine Brooks for HORSE - a cosponsored event

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Boswell, Anderson's Bookshops, Watermark Books, and Cuyahoga Public Library present a virtual event with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, author of Horse. In conversation with journalist Sarah Maslin Nir, Pulitzer-finalist and staff reporter for The New York Times.

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, Brooks braids together a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, this book is perfect for Brooks’s fans, as she blends real historical figures and fictional characters into a story based on deep research about horse racing in the antebellum period and how it was built on the labor of Black horsemen.

From Booklist: "With exceptional characterizations, Pulitzer Prize-winner Brooks tells an emotionally impactful tale... settings are pitch-perfect, and the story brings to life the important roles filled by Black horsemen in America’s past. Brooks also showcases the magnificent beauty and competitive spirit of Lexington himself."

Geraldine Brooks is author of the the international bestsellers The Secret Chord, Caleb’s Crossing, and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Sarah Maslin Nir was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for her groundbreaking and industry-changing reportage on the working conditions of nail salon workers.

Purchase your copy of Horse by clicking the link, or you can opt for the ticket-with-book. Shipping is available. Folks who register for the event will be sent a link before the event.

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