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The House Girl: A Novel (P.S.) von Tara…
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The House Girl: A Novel (P.S.) (2013. Auflage)

von Tara Conklin (Autor)

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A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.
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Titel:The House Girl: A Novel (P.S.)
Autoren:Tara Conklin (Autor)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2013), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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The House Girl von Tara Conklin

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Good, but a fairly superficial handling of all the weighty topics the author decided to take on. Slavery, addiction, abandonment, suicide... The list goes on. I can't help but feel as though this book was written by someone privileged, for someone privileged. (I happen to be that someone, so I guess it worked.) A solid novel, but I'm not tripping over myself to recommend it. ( )
  Cerestheories | Nov 8, 2021 |
I like the idea of this book and what this book potentially could have been, but I wasn't a huge fan of how it was written nor some of the story line (particularly the mess about Lina's mother). I wouldn't necessarily say it was a waste of my time, I enjoyed it enough, but I probably wouldn't recommend it to others. ( )
  ToriC90 | Oct 4, 2021 |
Although I normally do not like books that switch between characters and/or time frames, this author did an excellent job of it because I actually looked forward to finding out what was happening in each person's life. The idea of trying to win a case for the long ago relatives of slaves seems wrong to me but liked the thinking that there should be more done to remember the efforts of people wanting to help slaves get a better life. This makes you think of present day versions of "slave" work as the lawyer Lina realized her life both at work and at home was more similar to Josephine the house slave. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
In the mid-19th century house slave Josephine is planning to escape. Current day, Lina is a lawyer. Her law firm wants to file a reparations lawsuit, but needs to find a descendant to represent. While Lina looks for such a descendant, she is drawn into Josephine’s story. Josephine is thought to be the real artist behind the art supposedly created by a white woman, the woman Josephine serves.

I may have that summary a bit “off”. I listened to the audio, but I’m not going to fault the narrator for my loss of focus. I have listened to this narrator before and rated those books 4 and 5 stars (for the 5 star book, she as one of a few narrators). So, unfortunately, I did lose focus many times in this book, so I never really cared about the characters and I wasn’t all that interested in the story. ( )
  LibraryCin | Sep 21, 2020 |
Excellent story, a slave girl, also a talented artist. Her story comes out because of a lawyer attempting to find the family of this slave, house girl Josephine, artist, so the proper people can be recognized for her art.The only negative I have is that the story was told mostly through letters,
which I found a bit distracting from the story, who was writing the letters and when. On the whole though I really liked this book although quite heartbreaking as are most stories during this time of slavery. ( )
  myers3 | May 2, 2020 |
Her understanding of history and instinct for detail make The House Girl a remarkably assured debut.
hinzugefügt von 4leschats | bearbeitenBookPage, Julie Hale (Nov 1, 2013)
 
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A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

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