Horse by Geraldine Brooks is fabulous.  Meticulously researched, it brings to life one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time, Lexington.  The novel, based on some real life personalities, brings home many issues of the 19th century that are still in existence today……cruelty and greed in the horse industry, racism and bigotry.  Amidst this is a story of how Lexington is brought to life through his portrait and his skeleton. 

It is a remarkable book.  Kudos to the autho