Geraldine Brooks in virtual conversation with Sarah Maslin Nir

Watermark Books invites you to a virtual event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks! Geraldine will be joining us virtually to celebrate her newest novel, Horse--A sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. Geraldine Brooks will be joined in conversation by New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir, author of Horse Crazy. This event will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, June 30 at 7pm. This event is TICKETED. You must select from the following choices to attend: 

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About Horse

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history
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 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.

About Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March and the international bestsellers The Secret ChordCaleb’s CrossingPeople of the Book, and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Born and raised in Australia, Brooks lives in Massachusetts. 

About Sarah Maslin Nir

Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times. Nir was a Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for “Unvarnished,” her more than yearlong investigation into New York City’s nail salon industry that documented the exploitative labor practices and health issues manicurists face. Before becoming a staff reporter, Nir freelanced for eleven sections of the paper, traveling to the Alaskan wilderness in search of people who prefer to live in isolation, and to post-earthquake Haiti. She began as the New York Times’s nightlife columnist, covering 252 parties in eighteen months, and continued on to a career that has taken her from covering kidnappings by terrorists in Benin, West Africa, to wildfires in California, and everything in between. A born and raised Manhattanite, Nir earned a masters at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and graduated from Columbia University, where she studied politics and philosophy. She is the author of Horse Crazy. She loves horses.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Books: 
Horse: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501196256
Availability: Available to order! Usually Ships to Store in 3-5 Days.
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021