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Starred Nonfiction Roundup

We’ve got your cure for the case of the Mondays: two terrific nonfiction books with several starred reviews!

THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond by Christophe Galfard
“Galfard dispenses with mathematical formulas in this foray into modern physics, making a lively imagination the only portal necessary for general readers hungry for the intellectual excitement of astral and atomic exploration. Galfard leaves exhilarated readers eager to share in the forthcoming discoveries.” — Booklist, starred review

Entertaining and comprehensive… The deft and dazzling imagery makes difficult concepts accessible, streamlining the progression through topics and fulfilling Galfard’s promise to ‘not leave any readers behind.’… Readers looking to expand their knowledge of physics and cosmology will find everything they need here.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith (THREE STARS!)
“In this impressively thorough and engaging work, Wayland-Smith tells the story of the Oneida Community, a 19th-century utopian Christian commune that later became known for silverware manufacturing. This book is a fascinating look into the strange history of Oneida silverware and how its origins reflect an exhilarating period of American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“The narrative is engaging and detailed. This is a must-read for those interested in American social history, and should have broad appeal to readers who enjoy microhistories.” — Booklist, starred review

“This compelling narrative seamlessly threads the unlikely alliance between a ‘free love utopia’ and a household brand name. Fans of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough will appreciate this engrossing entry.” — Library Journal, starred review

MORGUE : A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell
“In this engrossing look behind the headlines of notorious homicides, Franscell, a veteran crime writer, aids DiMaio, a renowned forensic pathologist, in narrating the career he made of solving some of the most disturbing puzzles of the dead. Di Maio and Franscell deliver a well-paced, thoughtful, and absorbing work that will fascinate crime buffs and scholars alike.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Fans of the TV shows CSI, Bones, or Quincy, M.E., will love this book.”
Booklist, starred review

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