Reading with Geraldine Brooks

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rogers Free Library
Herreshoff Community Room

Event Details

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an acclaimed New York Times best-selling author and journalist known for her immersive, character-driven historical novels. She writes impeccably researched historical novels, including The Secret Chord, March, People of the Book, Year of Wonders, and Caleb's Crossing.
Mrs. Brooks will focus her remarks on her latest novel, Horse. As reviewed by The Washington Post, “Ms. Brooks’ latest book is a sweeping tale that uses the true story of a famous 19th-century racehorse to explore the roots and legacy of enslavement..." Horse is a reminder of the simple, primal power an author can summon by creating characters readers care about and telling a story about them — the same power that so terrifies the people so desperately trying to get Toni Morrison banned from their children’s reading lists.
Local author Susan Tacent will moderate the event and local bookstore Ink Fish will make copies of Horse available to purchase on site.

Seating is limited. Registration is required.  

Ms. Brooks’ appearance is thanks to a collaborative effort of The Friends of the Rogers Free Library, Linden Place, and Roger Williams University.

Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Age Group(s): All Ages, Adults, Teens
Ann Kathrin Weldy
(401) 253-6948

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