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The House Girl: A Novel

The House Girl: A Novel

ISBN: 0062207393

Title: The House Girl: A Novel

Author: Tara Conklin

KDL Description:


Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate at a law firm, searches for the perfect plaintiff to lead a historic lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

Amazon Description:

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 preā€“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.