House Girl by Sara 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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  • Carolyn M

    still not sure about the book.

    May 8

  • Irene V

    On my way!

    May 7

  • heather p.

    Hi all I am perched at the 4th of the tall long tables inside (or the second to last), wearing a black dress and with a turquoise scarf, frantically trying to finish on time :)

    May 7

  • Kate R.

    Sorry for the late notice!

    May 7

  • Carolyn M

    I was going to walk to the pier and take a cab back. Does anyone know if cabs are easy to find there at nite?

    May 6

  • heather p.

    "American food" in any event!

    May 5

  • Wanda

    Hi Heather, Sorry I can't make it for this one. I'm one of four trainers for the Department of Elections, and we are training 3,000 poll workers before the election so zero time for me to read! See you in June.

    May 4, 2014

    • heather p.

      Hi! WOW! Too bad, see you next time...

      May 5

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