For Black History Month, we will read House Girl by Tara Conklin. Our discussion will follow on March 5 at St. Matthew’s at 2:30 pm.
Alternating between modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia, this riveting page-turner intertwines the stories of two remarkable women: Lina, an ambitious lawyer working on a class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of slaves, and Josephine, a house slave of an aspiring artist known for her paintings of the enslaved workers on her tobacco farm. A searing tale of art, history, love and secrets that explores what it means to repair a wrong, and asks whether truth can be more important than justice.
Save the date: On April 16 we will discuss Eleanor by David Michaelis.