The Riverton Area Book Club is meeting Saturday, July 15, from 10-11 am, to discuss the 2022 novel Horse by Geraldine Brooks. With a famous racehorse as its focus, the book covers three time periods: in 1850 Jarret, an enslaved groom, has the opportunity to be the guardian of the real-life horse named Lexington. In 1954 Martha Jackson takes an interest in an equestrian oil painting from the last century; and in 2019 Jess, an Aussie scientist, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, share notes of a scientific nature about the horse in question. Many themes converge in this story which make it an exciting read.
Meetings are held at the Riverton Library and librarians are available to assist in finding book copies. If you have questions please contact the Library at 217-629-6353.The book selection for August 19 is Alka Joshi's book The Henna Artist, a Reese Witherspoon book club selection which has been picked up by Netflix. Lakshmi, a poor young woman who does henna tattoos for rich clients in 1950s India, is struggling to make a better life for herself.