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The House Girl

by Tara Conklin

The House Girl
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    Feb 2013, 336 pages
    Nov 2013, 384 pages

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1852: Josephine is a seventeen-year-old house slave. 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer. Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, find their lives unexpectedly intertwine.

Tara Conklin's The House Girl is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. 21 out of 23 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! Here is what they say about this highly regarded book:

The House Girl is about finding yourself and finding your history. It's about defining yourself on your own terms and not by others. Most important it is about love, regret and the need for justice. I thought this was an excellent debut novel, and I would definitely read another by Conklin (John W). This isn't just a story that evokes the tragedy of those enslaved in the South, but rather a silver lining of hope… that their lives took on greater meaning and purpose when they started to intersect with others. It's through this intersection where the ripples of small kindnesses and hours of bravery began to change the lives of others…Oppression comes in different forms, as even those who live free are not ...

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