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Books: Frances Smith Foster 

Mon., Feb. 1

Emory University scholar FRANCES SMITH FOSTER discusses her new book, 'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part: Love and Marriage in African America. This acclaimed book isn't about fantasyland vampires or wizards with accents; rather, it's a compelling study of slave marriages in the antebellum era. African-American stereotypes are challenged and demolished as Foster uncovers the beauty of love between people of color when slaves were viewed as nothing more than property. Eyebrows will be raised and eyes opened to a part of black history hardly mentioned in textbooks. Free. 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-8450. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

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