Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Talk Tuesday

I've read a lot books since I last did a book review.  But I won't bombard you guys with a review of each one.  That would just be too overwhelming for us all.

Yesterday, I finished listening to The House Girl by Tara Conklin.  I loved it.  It's the story of Josephine Bell...a young house girl on the Bell Plantation in the late 1840's and early 1850's.  But the story also follows Lina Sparrow, a young lawyer in present time.  Lina's law firm takes on a class action reparations case for descendants of slavery victims.  During Lina's research in an attempt to find a plaintiff for the case, she uncovers the story of Josephine and the potential descendant to use as the plaintiff.

The story switches between present day and antebellum Virginia.  I thought the story was beautifully written, but wish there would have been a little more character development.  I do recommend this book and give it 3 1/2 stars.

from barnesandnoble.com

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.

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