Heartbreaking Tale of Art, History, Love & Secrets

Tara Conklin's debut novel, The House Girl, tells two stories: One is about a 17-year-old slave named Josephine in 1852 Virginia. The other is about a young woman lawyer named Lina in 2004 Manhattan. Their lives intersect over a modern class-action lawsuit involving reparations for the descendants of American slaves.   Independent booksellers have given The House Girl their stamp of approval, choosing it as their No. 1 "Indie Next Pick" for February. It's also getting rave early reviews so make sure you don't miss out!

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