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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:10 PM

The House Girl by Tara Conklin...

I just pre-ordered this one in paperback which is not due out until October 2013 because I don't care to read hardcover books. Has anyone else thought about reading this one, hardcover is due out on Feb 12th?

Book Description:

Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, whose lives unexpectedly intertwine . . .

2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves.

1852: Josephine is a seventeen-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm—an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell.

It is through her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers a controversy rocking the art world: art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her Virginia tobacco farm, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine.

A descendant of Josephine's would be the per-fect face for the lawsuit—if Lina can find one. But nothing is known about Josephine's fate following Lu Anne Bell's death in 1852. In piecing together Josephine's story, Lina embarks on a journey that will lead her to question her own life, including the full story of her mother's mysterious death twenty years before.

Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and asks whether truth can be more important than justice.


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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:13 PM

1. Oh, that sounds very good.

I almost always use the library, so I will be looking for this one. Thanks.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:56 PM

3. It seems like one that I'm going to like. I hope so....

How ya doing there girl friend? Did you get the blizzard? It wasn't even close to being as bad as we here in my area of MA had it with the blizzard of '78, thank god.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:53 PM

4. You will have to post about how you like the book.

I have so many books on my list, I may not get to it before you do.

I've been fine. We were not expected to get much more than a little snow and lots of wind, and that is what we got. Weather was really nice today, I even took a walk....which I really needed. Winter is that time I hate and I just hibernate as much as I can (except that I have to go to work every day). I am glad it wasn't too bad for you, but saying that it didn't match the blizzard of '78 doesn't say whether it was bad. Hope you are dug out and all is well.

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