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Horse by Geraldine Brooks Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Horse by Geraldine Brooks was the last book of the year for 2022 for the Readheads Podcast Book Club . This is a monthly podcast book club that I have been apart of since it was established in 2020. I love getting to hear the thoughts of the hosts each month.  Content of This Book: In 1850 in Kentucky a colt is born is a well-known racing horse. This colt is raised by a enslaved groomer Jarret. Jarret spends his life caring for and raising this colt to be the best racehorse. This does not come without its challenges; the civil war, slavery and freedom, money, respect, and much more. One of the masters commissions a young artist to paint portraits of the racehorse. In 1954 in New York City art gallery owner Martha Jackson who is known for her unique choice in art becomes fixated on a nineteenth-century equine oil painting and the mystery behind it. In 2019 in Washington D.C. Jess an Australian Smithsonian Scientist and Theo an Nigerian-American art histor

Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book:  I have two main reasons for reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. The first one is that my best friend, who I trust with book recommendations, said this is her favorite book. The second is that the movie was being released on Netflix and I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie. When I went to my favorite used bookstore and there was a copy I snatched it up and immediately started reading it. Content of This Book: Kya Clark or the "Marsh Girl" as she is known by the Barkley Cove towns people is suspected of Chase Andrews, the former star quarterback's murder. Kya has survived on her own since she was a child in the marsh on the North Carolina coast, making friends with the creatures and learning from nature. In her teenage and young adult years she yearns for love and affection. Her wild beauty intrigues two young men from town. Kya begins to learn to trust people and let them into her life. Everything is good until t