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May 2019

Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle: Wendy Guerra!

May 28 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join CasaCuba and Books & Books for the Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle. This month we will be discussing Domingo de Revolución by Wendy Guerra Through this initiative, readers will be invited to meet on the last Tuesday of every month to discuss books by writers who represent the contemporary Cuban literary tradition. Students and young professionals are especially encouraged to join the conversations, which will be led by YOU, the readers! Readers can purchase this book for 20% off at Books &…

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José A. Choy y Julia León

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presentan Choy-Leon: Obras y proyectos (Aurelia Ediciones) "Aun evitando cualquier inexactitud o un temido grado de hipérbole, a la que los cubanos estamos tan acostumbrados, puedo decir que estamos ante un hecho insólito, un acontecimiento editorial y cultural como pocas veces visto, pues se trata de la primera monografía impresa (en Cuba), el primer libro, sobre dos arquitectos cubanos que son uno: José Antonio Choy y Julia León. Ambos han protagonizado algunos de los sucesos más relevantes de la arquitectura…

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June 2019

Jill Liberman & Sean Kanan

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Meet and mingle with media veteran Jill Itzler Liberman as she discusses her new book Success Factor X! Together with actor Sean Kanan (Bold and the Beautiful, Young and the Restless, General Hospital), Jill reached out to self-made billionaires, pro athletes, music moguls, and Emmy-winning actors to see what is the X Factor that makes some people ultra successful. The result is Success Factor X: Inspiration, Wisdom, and Advice from 50 of America’s Best. Participants include Mark Cuban, Sara Blakley,…

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Andrew Feldman

June 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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From the first North American scholar permitted to study in residence at Hemingway's beloved Cuban home comes a radically new understanding of “Papa’s” life in Cuba Ernest Hemingway first landed in Cuba in 1928. In some ways he never left. After a decade of visiting regularly, he settled near Cojímar—a tiny fishing village east of Havana—and came to think of himself as Cuban. His daily life among the common people there taught him surprising lessons, and inspired the novel that would…

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Joan Lipinsky Cochran

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Since separating from her philandering husband, Boca Raton writer Becks Ruchinsky has struggled to build a closer relationship with her quirky and contentious father, Tootsie, who lives in a retirement home. One evening, as she and her father are relaxing on the home’s front porch, an elderly woman accuses Tootsie of having murdered her husband fifty years earlier. Tootsie admits to ratting on the man, who’d cheated their Jewish syndicate boss out of thousands of dollars, but denies killing the…

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Veronica Vega

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta El arte de respirar  Inspirada en la novela Las Olas, de Virginia Woolf, es la historia de seis personajes de la Cuba de hoy en Alamar, un barrio periférico de La Habana, diseñado al estilo arquitectónico socialista. Respirando el abandono, el inxilio, la descomposición de un sistema, estos seres emprenden un recorrido en espiral donde cada estación es un ascenso y una inmersión más profunda hacia sí mismos. Remolcados inexorablemente hacia la última estación, experimentan un inesperado cambio. Acerca…

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Tony Perrottet

June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them. Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956–1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century’s most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; it successfully overthrew the island nation’s US–backed dictator; and it quickly went awry under Fidel’s rule. But less is remembered about the amateur nature of the movement or the lives…

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Victor Deupi

June 21 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A quiet revolution is unfolding in the realm of classical architecture today, as the environmental, technological, and economic demands of contemporary practice require levels of efficiency that were never previously expected. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities,…

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Jonathan M. Hansen

June 27 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Note: Books & Books is sensitive to the feelings of our Cuban community in southern Florida where passion about Cuba runs deep and want to preface this presentation with a note stating that while we like to present all viewpoints and authors, we do not necessarily endorse this point of view. We have tapped the Miami Herald's Mimi Whitefield to moderate this discussion. For years, she has painstakingly explained Cuba with depth, balance and an eye for detail. She is…

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Maricel Hernandez

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta En deuda por siempre  Rosy Cabral es una hermosa y cotizada modelo que desde muy joven conquistó el mundo de las pasarelas. Fuerte de carácter, testaruda y orgullosa. Su vida aparenta ser de novela hasta que su carrera e intimidad dan un brusco giro, al conocer a Manél Cortés. Un apuesto galán y exitoso empresario, quien se propone domar a Rosy y quitarle todo lo que esta tiene. La ira, el odio, la pasión y la intriga los rodean…

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