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Was it love?
Annette Gordon-Reed discusses a tricky question in the latest American Heritage magazine (vol. 58 no. 5, Fall 2008): "Did Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson Love Each Other? A Historian Tackles One of American History's Thorniest Questions". Don't worry, I won't give away the ending, but Gordon-Reed brings up some intriguing facts and makes some thought-provoking observations. Annette's latest book, The Hemingses of Monticello, comes out September 29th, and there will be a book-launch event at the library on Friday the 26th. It's free and open to the public but space is limited - find more information on this on our calendar.