Diane Rehm Book Club — "Horse" By Geraldine Brooks

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (US/Eastern)

The Diane Rehm Book Club selection for August is “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks.  

The new novel from the Pulitzer-prize winning author uses the true story of a champion 19th-century racehorse to connect characters across time and place: Kentucky in 1850, New York City in 1954 and Washington, DC in 2019. This includes the enslaved man who acts as the horse’s groom, a scientist who discovers a thoroughbred’s skeleton in an attic, and an art historian who rescues an oil painting from a neighbor's junk pile.  

In the end, the strands combine to tell a sweeping tale about obsession, spirit, and injustice across American history. 

Join Diane Rehm and a panel of guests on Wednesday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m. ET for an in-depth conversation about “Horse.”   

And we want to hear from you! What do you want to ask our panelists about the book? We will take questions from the audience, please submit your questions here.  


To participate, you must register by 12 p.m. ET on August 31. All registered participants will receive an email with instructions on how to connect to our virtual event on Zoom. Live closed captioning will be available. We will also live stream the event on Facebook. You can tune in on our Facebook page, with or without a Facebook account. 


If you have further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Registration Information

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (US/Eastern)


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