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Book Discussion "The House Girl"

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February’s Book of the Month: The House Girl (


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.

Discount: All members will receive 20% off the book of the month when you purchase it from the bookstore.

Books: 10 copies of our next monthly selection will be at the meeting for you to purchase. E-books are available on their website. Please purchase your books from them in support of our host.

Meeting time has to start on time! Please be ready to chat about the book at 4pm sharp.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

P.S. If you don't finish the book, come anyways!! (If you don't mind hearing about the end.)


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