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#ReadWomen Book Discussion Group

#ReadWomen Book Discussion Group In-Person

Join us for the book club that exclusively reads female authors. The book selection for February is The House Girl by Tara Conklin. It will available to pick up at the Gates Public Library in the beginning of January. It is also available as an audiobook or e-book through Overdrive and as an audiobook through Hoopla (if your town library subscribes to the Hoopla digital service). In 2014 Joanna Walsh, author and journalist, founded #ReadWomen to promote and support books written by women. Any genre. Any length. Any kind. We hope to keep up the momentum. Registration with a valid email address is requested. This is an in-person event. Summary of book from Tara Conklin's website: Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associated in an elite Manhattan law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that can make her career: find the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for the descendants of American slaves. ​A descendant of Josephine’s would be the perfect face for the firm’s lawsuit—if Lina can find one. But nothing is known about Josephine’s fate following Lu Anne Bell’s death in 1852. Did Josephine die at Bell Creek? Was she sold? Or did she escape? Searching for clues in old letters and plantation records, Lina begins to piece together Josephine’s story—a journey that leads 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 ask whether truth is sometimes more important than justice

Thursday, February 23, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Gates - Community Space A
Gates Public Library

Registration is required. There are 9 seats available.


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