BEST OF 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.