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Sally Hemings by Barbara Chase-Riboud
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Jan 30, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction

This was one of the early books that Jackie O edited. The book was too long, and the way it jumped back in forth in time got annoying. Though told mostly from Sally's perspective, her love of Thomas Jefferson, who was about 30 years older, was not explained well. I didn't feel like I understood why she loved him enough to stay in slavery when she had the choice to become free in Paris. The whole book was just kind of odd.

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