Geraldine Brooks | Horse

Wed, June 14, 2023 7:30 P.M.
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Geraldine Brooks won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her novel March, an “honorable, elegant, and true” (The Wall Street Journal) retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women from the point of view of the titular family’s absent patriarch. Her other internationally bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction include Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic WomenCaleb’s CrossingForeign CorrespondenceThe Secret Chord, and People of the Book. A former war correspondent for The Wall Street Journal who was stationed in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, Brooks was awarded the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement and in 2016 she was named an Officer of the Order of Australia. Based on the incredible true story of a champion thoroughbred horse named Lexington, her latest novel finds three disparate generations of people tied together through both the horse and United States’ ongoing reckoning with racism.

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Masks are welcome but are not required
Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books

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Philadelphia, PA 19103