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Reader recommendation: Galileo's Daughter

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By Laurie Cropsey Keller, Huntsville, Ala. / February 24, 2012

In Galileo’s Daughter, by Dava Sobel, we read the affectionate, understanding letters the nun Suor Maria Celeste wrote to her father, Galileo, as he experimented with telescopes, wrote books, and faced the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth circles the sun. This is an enthralling biography!

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