The House Girl - “Part Three: Lina, Caleb, Josephine; Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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The first chapter of “Part Three: Lina, Caleb, Josephine,” is titled “Lina” and opens with the subtitle “Wednesday.” This chapter is written in present tense. Lina is in Richmond, Virginia, and sets out early from her hotel. She wants to go to the Bell Center for Women and Art in the hope that she will find records there of Josephine's son.

Lina meets Nora Lewis, director of the archives building at the Bell Center. Nora is slightly uncooperative at first, but then is excited that Lina is related to Oscar, the famous artist. Nora explains that they have been very strict about releasing information because of the controversy over the paintings. The Stanmore Foundation took possession of everything related to Lu Anne Bell but Nora gives Lina some documents that she says might help, including Robert Bell's “farm...

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