Here's my story on the extremely interesting Annette Gordon-Reed, who won the National Book Award for nonfiction for The Hemingses of Monticello, which intricately traces the family tree of Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who bore seven children for Thomas Jefferson.
Gordon-Reed is one of 20-odd authors appearing Saturday at Lit LIVE!, the Broward County Library Foundation event that features discussions, panels and book signings. Another notable author who will appear is suspense writer Laura Lippman, whose latest standalone novel Life Sentences once again deftly stretches the genre. Don't miss it (or Lippman, either, for that matter).
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