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HORSE: A NOVEL SEPTEMBER 20
Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks.
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. Set in three-time frames-the 1850s, the 1950s, and 2019, it's the story of Lexington, born Darley, the fastest horse ever and his devoted owner Jarret.
THE MARRIAGE PORTRAIT OCTOBER 18
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell.
National Book Award winner Maggie O'Farrell brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court. Full of the beauty and emotion with which she illuminated the Shakespearean canvas of Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell turns her talents to Renaissance Italy in an extraordinary portrait of a resilient young woman’s battle for her very survival.
DEMON COPPERHEAD NOVEMBER 29
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver.
Demon Copperhead is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It's the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.