The House Girl

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Even with the quibbles, I highly recommend this novel to all readers: literary fiction snobs, consume-them-by-the-dozen mystery fans, or people somewhere in between. Tara Conklin can write, and this will not be the last time we hear her name.

If only Josephine’s stirring tale had been emancipated from the story of her modern-day defender, “The House Girl” might have run free.


Book Details  


Publisher: William Morrow (February 12, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9780062207395

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 1010 KB

Language: English


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