“Horse” by Geraldine Brooks

Hilary recommends: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Genre: Historical fiction

Reading Level: Adult

Summary: Based on a true story, “Horse” weaves together the people and events surrounding a racehorse through more than a century and a half.

Hilary says: This book is beautifully written, and each portion of the story, from slavery on southern plantations and the Civil War, through the New York art world of the 1950’s and the scientists and conservators working at the modern day Smithsonian, is both informative and at times heartbreaking.

Amazon.com: Horse: A Novel: 9780399562969: Brooks, Geraldine: Books