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Tara Conklin was born on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and raised in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Yale University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and New York University School of Law. A joint US-UK citizen, Tara now lives with her family in Seattle. The House Girl is her first novel.


Average rating: 3.73 · 29,587 ratings · 3,070 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The House Girl
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 29,584 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Wow. I loved this novel. It got me through a 12 hour plane ride. I thought the technique of short chapters, shifting POV was expertly done. Truly a delight to read.
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Women in Their Beds by Gina Berriault
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" Hi Cari, thanks so much for the comment. I think you'll find that it's fairly common for authors, particularly debut authors who don't have much in th ...more"
" Beth wrote: "Hi Tara and Christina!

I read Orphan Train a while back - I belong to Catherine Mackenzie's book club 52 books, 52 weeks and she chose it
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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
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A wild ride. Sideways but still devastating critique of war and macho-ism and American foreign policy. Fountain writes amazing sentences and I loved every second of being inside Billy's head.
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Wash by Margaret Wrinkle
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Beautiful, mesmerizing. I loved this book - the chorus of voices will instruct you, shock you and break your heart. A fantastic book from a fantastic writer.
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The House Girl by Tara Conklin
"Full Disclosure: I went to high school with Tara but haven't seen her since we graduated.

It was an odd experience to read a book by someone with whom I was a teenager. I spent the first few pages being overly judgmental about grammar and comma pla..." Read more of this review »
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
"This is a page turner And I wish there was going to be a second book! I Want to hear more from Lina sparrow. The best part of this book is that it has much to think about and discuss (Slave reparations, careers that aren't fulfilling, the dog eat..." Read more of this review »
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“Let your heart lead you, do not be afraid, for there will be much to regret if reason and sense and fear are your only markers”
Tara Conklin, The House Girl

“Over the years she had learned to fold down rising emotion just as she would fold the clean bedsheets, the sheet growing smaller and tighter with each pass until all that remained of that wide wrinkled expanse of cotton was a hard closed-in square.”
Tara Conklin, The House Girl

“Just to sit for a moment, herself, no one claiming her time or her thoughts or the product of her mind and hands. What other word to call that if not freedom?”
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