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The Resource The House Girl

The House Girl

Label
The House Girl
Title
The House Girl
Statement of responsibility
Tara Conklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Assured and arresting...You cannot put it down."" (Chicago Tribune)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.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 perfect 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. Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best
Summary
A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10160685
Cataloging source
DLC
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Conklin, Tara
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The House Girl
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c67f3aa3-2b0e-4104-a575-d4491851544b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062207524
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The House Girl
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c67f3aa3-2b0e-4104-a575-d4491851544b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062207524
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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