February 2013 Indie Next List
— Beverly Bauer, Redbery Books, Cable, WI
Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action suit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. 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. Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, The House Girl is a searing tale of art, history, love, and secrets that intertwines the stories of two remarkable women.
About the Author
TARA CONKLIN has worked as a litigator in the New York and London offices of a major corporate law firm and now writes fiction full time. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University, a law degree from New York University, and a Master of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University. Tara's fiction has appeared in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology and Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe. Born in St. Croix, she now lives with her family in Seattle.