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New Members Welcome: Zebra Book Club in Alexandria Chooses “HORSE, A Novel” by Geraldine Brooks for Spring Read

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Alexandria, VA – Members of the Zebra Book Club just selected HORSE—A Novel for its next read.  Despite the title’s simplicity, Geraldine Brooks’ latest novel is a heart-pounding American epic that gallops backward and forward in time to tell a story about race and freedom, horses and art, and the lineage of not just ancestors but actions. In the present day, we meet Theo Northam, a Black art historian who is researching 19th-century equestrian paintings, and Jess, a bone specialist who is called to help uncover an old horse skeleton lodged somewhere in the Smithsonian. Flashback to the 1850s, and there is Jarret Lewis, an enslaved groom for Lexington—a horse that will become the fastest thoroughbred ever to race—who desperately wants to be free but will do anything for the horse he’s raised.  A fast, exciting, and remarkable read from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks.

The book club will meet at a fabulous Alexandria venue in June to eat and discuss each other’s ride through the novel.  If you are interested in joining the Zebra Book Club, you can join via the Facebook group of the same name or send an email to [email protected], and your name and contact information will be passed to the Zebra Book Club leader.  All welcome!!

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