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RESCHEDULED: Book Discussion: The House Girl by Tara Conklin


Sorry for the late notice - I was waiting for the weather report - although we're supposed to get above freezing for a few hours tomorrow, it will dip back below freezing after the sun sets and refreeze any water on the roads - although some roads are ok, some surrounding areas are still bad, and its better to be safe than sorry - book club just isn't worth an accident. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and I'll see you after the New Year! 

I'd picked this book awhile ago and just haven't had a chance to post it until now - it has been on several book club recommendation lists and has generally good reviews on Amazon...


 The House Girl by Tara Conklin

From Amazon: 

"The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I will not make it tonight. My 14-year-old standard poodle became quite ill over the weekend. I just returned from the vet. We had to put Godiva to sleep.

    January 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pam, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Godiva. I missed the meeting but home to see you next time. Mary

      January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Mary. She was a sweet girl.

      January 21, 2014

  • Debbie S.

    Great insight was shared on book along with terrific "other" conversation.

    January 21, 2014

  • Cdeally

    Sorry to have to cancel. I am enjoying the book and was looking forward to meeting everyone

    January 20, 2014

  • Eric

    M&me cannot make it. We our working with a group that protects feral cats and we agreed to help them Monday night. Tara Conklin's writing is beautiful! It is so very descriptive. See everyone next read.

    January 19, 2014

  • Krista

    sorry, my improv class is on monday nights.

    January 15, 2014

  • Kay

    I enjoyed the book and looked forward to the discussion, but I have to go out of town. Sorry.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good call Susan! The roads will be better mid day but deteriorate by evening. Happy Holidays to all and hope to see you in January. Can you privated email me Donna's contact info, please?

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, I now have a conflict. Mary

    December 8, 2013

  • Patrick

    Work schedule changed

    November 22, 2013

  • Shelly D.

    I'm looking forward to meeting other book lovers!

    November 18, 2013

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