Jo’s Pick of the Week: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

The driving character of the novel Horse is Lexington, the most famous American racehorse of the 19th century. But this story is so much more than about a great stallion who sired champions. Geraldine Brooks uses Lexington as a backdrop to write about the consequences of one of this country’s greatest sins, slavery.   The sweeping novel effortlessly weaves back and forth from before the…