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The House Girl

The House Girl

(2013)
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Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, whose lives unexpectedly intertwine . . .

2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves.

1852: 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.

It is through her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers a controversy rocking the art world: art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her Virginia tobacco farm, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine.

A descendant of Josephine's would be the per-fect face for the lawsuit - if Lina can find one. But nothing is known about Josephine's fate following Lu Anne Bell's death in 1852. In piecing together Josephine's story, Lina embarks on a journey that will lead her to question her own life, including the full story of her mother's mysterious death twenty years before.

Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and asks whether truth can be more important than justice.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The House Girl (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 1-4104-5874-1 / 978-1-4104-5874-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The House Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 0-06-220739-3 / 978-0-06-220739-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : Canada Paperback
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 1-4434-1354-2 / 978-1-4434-1354-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The House Girl: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 0-06-220751-2 / 978-0-06-220751-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 1-59413-721-8 / 978-1-59413-721-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 0-06-231730-X / 978-0-06-231608-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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February 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 1-4434-1353-4 / 978-1-4434-1353-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 0-06-231193-X / 978-0-06-231193-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: House Girl Unabridged CD, The
Author(s): Tara Conklin
ISBN: 0-06-228932-2 / 978-0-06-228932-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAu
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The House Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

February 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The House Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The House Girl
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2013 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The House Girl: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Tara Conklin
Publisher: William Morrow
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