The House Girl by Tara Conklin audiobook

The House Girl: A Novel

By Tara Conklin
Read by Bahni Turpin

HarperCollins Publishers
14.70 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781443425001

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 Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine. Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

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Summary

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 Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

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Author Bio: Tara Conklin

Author Bio: Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is a writer and lawyer currently living with her family in Seattle. Most recently she worked as a litigator in the New York and London offices of a corporate law firm but now devotes herself to writing fiction. She holds a BA in history from Yale, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School (Tufts University). Prior to law school, she held a variety of jobs in a variety of locales, including dealing cards at a casino in Costa Rica, planning events at a press center in Moscow, teaching English at a school in Madrid, and waiting tables at a hotel in Montana. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bristol Prize Anthology and Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English