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The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - BOOKS -

1313 E Dan­forth Rd., Ed­mond Best-sell­ing au­thor Kate Moore will sign her non­fic­tion book, “The Ra­dium Girls:

The Dark Story of Amer­ica’s Shin­ing Women,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues­day. Af­ter the dis­cov­ery of ra­dium, the el­e­ment be­came pop­u­lar in cos­met­ics and in medicine. Hun­dreds of women worked among the glow­ing dust of the ra­dium-dial fac­to­ries, coated in it from head to toe. But the ra­dioac­tive ma­te­rial soon ex­hib­ited its toxic ef­fects, caus­ing “grue­some side ef­fects” and claim­ing lives. Moore pulls the story of the un­for­tu­nate glow­ing girls out of the dark­ness of his­tory, telling a story that might oth­er­wise have been for­got­ten.

Jay C. Upchurch will sign the newly re­vised edi­tion of his book, “Tales from the Ok­la­homa Soon­ers Side­line: A Col­lec­tion of the Great­est Soon­ers Sto­ries Ever Told,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sat­ur­day. For­mer OU coach Barry Switzer wrote the fore­word.

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