CANCELLING DECEMBER MEETING AND RESCHEDULING FOR JANUARY (ICE)
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
"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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