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Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, by Stephen O’Connor

t-jefferson-sally-hemingsI chose to read this book after reading a synopsis of it in Book Page. I vaguely remembered hearing that Thomas Jefferson had a long standing and intimate relationship with one of the female slaves he owned and I was intrigued to learn more.

 

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Valentines Day: More Than a Box of Chocolates?

Since Geoffrey Chaucer first popularized the connection between Valentines Day and romance in the 14th Century, we have been struggling to find just the right token of affection for our beloved.  Flowers, jewelry, a fancy dinner, a trip to the spa, a box of chocolates …  perhaps we’re in need of some inspiration to break out of our Valentines Day rut.  I found some books in our collection that look at love from several different angles.  Continue reading Valentines Day: More Than a Box of Chocolates?