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Fall Showcase 2013

Fall is typically a time when some of the biggest books of the year are published, in anticipation of holiday gift giving. In our new Fall Showcase feature, we are happy to bring you some of the titles that people will be talking about in the weeks and months to come.

Tara Conklin, author of The House Girl

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 tobacco farm, were actually the work of Josephine, Lu Anne’s 17-year-old house slave. In piecing together Josephine's story, ambitious young lawyer Lina Sparrow embarks on a journey that will lead her to question her own life, including the full story of her mother's mysterious death.