Geraldine Brooks with Michael Lewis
Along with bookselling colleagues around the US, we are pleased to be helping do this virtual reading and discussion appearance by a writer who has been to Elliott Bay many times over the years, Geraldine Brooks. First known for her extraordinary work of non-fiction in the Middle East, Nine Parts of Desire, she has gone on to become one of our most acclaimed fiction writers at work today, the author of The Secret Chord, Caleb's Crossing, People of the Book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning March, and Year of Wonders. Today she is with us for her newest, the historically-set Horse (Viking).
“[A] marvelous novel. Brooks structures the book like a mystery . . . Through Jarret’s story, the author reveals the unique and indispensable role Black trainers and jockeys played in the pre-Civil War South . . . Equestrian or no, readers will appreciate Brooks’s invitation to linger awhile among beautiful and graceful horses, to see the devotion they engendered in her characters.” —Shelf Awareness.
“Brooks probes our understanding of history to reveal the power structures that create both the facts and the fiction . . . [She] has penned a clever and richly detailed novel about how we commodify, commemorate, and quantify winning in the United States, all through the lens of horse racing.” —Library Journal.
Joining Geraldine Brooks in conversation will be Michael Lewis, bestselling author of many nonfiction books, including Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk.
Co-presented by Elliott Bay Book Company, Warwick’s (in La Jolla), and others.