BSI: “Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love” by Dava Sobel

December 6, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Books Sandwiched In.  Bring a lunch and join the discussion.

This book gives a life of Galileo as told from his letters to and from his daughter, Maria Celeste, who was cloistered in a convent.   It relates how Galileo and his daughter both faced life and the hazards and injustices they saw. His science related to the sun-centered planetary system has endangered him with the Catholic Church and brings a condemnation of heresy.   The author relates how he and his daughter both faced life and sought to protect and comfort each other.  This dramatic book is a remarkable account of the human side of Galileo under house arrest after being condemned by the church of heresy.

Books Sandwiched In is open to the public. You may bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book. The group is sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library. Copies of the books for discussion are available at the Library circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.

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