CHARLOTTE, NC, United States
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  • The House Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Tara Conklin
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

The year is 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. The year is 1852: Josephine is a 17-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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Jeanette Finan on 02-21-13

Wasn't able to finsh

2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Another book like the Kitchen House genre and The Help but just not worth my time. There wasn't anything special about this book so I just stopped listening to it after a few hours.

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