The House Girl

Now’s about the time that we think about curling up with a good book, near the fire or under a thick blanket on the couch, and reconnecting with our inner reader. If you are looking for ideas about what you should be reading, check out The House Girl, by Tara Conklin.

The House Girl, is the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin. Set in modern-day New York and 1852-era Virginia, it’s described as an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice.

And it’s the Schroon Lake Library’s Book Discussion Group’s pick for their January 28, 2014 discussion.

It’s 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.

So what are you reading? Tell us in comments.