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September 2019

Jennine Capó Crucet

September 4 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an “accidental” American―an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours…

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Francis Luca & Rosa Lowinger

September 6 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The first half of the twentieth century witnessed a golden age of cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States. Beaches, nightclubs, and casinos lured tourists south to a tropical playground, while Hollywood celebrities and Cuban performers fueled a craze for rumba, mambo, and Afro-Cuban jazz up north. With insightful essays and rare photographs, magazines, and advertisements, these pages offer visions of the people and places that made Cuba so important in the American imagination. Promising Paradise sheds light on…

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KIDS: Jared Roselló

September 8 @ 2:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies. Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mami and Papi get home. But lately... the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB's powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps!…

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Daniel Pedreira

September 9 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This book presents a meticulously-researched biography on Guillermo Belt Ram rez, one of Cuba's most important diplomats of the 20th century. As Ambassador, Belt represented his homeland in the United States and the Soviet Union as the Cold War turned wartime allies into enemies. He also represented a generation of diplomats who, after bearing witness to the horrors of war, had the resolve to join to create the United Nations and regional organizations such as the Organization of American States.…

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October 2019

Frederick A. de Armas

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Presenta Sinfonía salvaje and El abra del Yumurí Havana, July 26, 1959. The disoriented members of Cuba’s high society and petite bourgeoisie realize that their position, wealth, and even life are in danger. Frederick de Armas’ second novel Sinfonía salvaje (Savage Symphony, 2019) deals with panic, delirium, the immense possibilities that open and close, in a magical moment when everything changes. Struggling to preserve their values, privileges, and charm, three Cuban women, like silk worms, weave a new fabric, as…

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Victor Triay

October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Set against the sweeping backdrop of one of the most dramatic refugee crises of the twentieth century, The Mariel Boatlift presents the stories of Cuban immigrants to the United States who overcame frightening circumstances to build new lives for themselves and flourish in their adopted country Award-winning historian Victor Triay portrays the repressive climate in Cuba as the democratic promises of Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution gave way to a communist dictatorship under which the people of the island became virtually cut off…

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Uva de Aragón

October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A few weeks after Hurricane Andrew wreaks devastation and havoc across South Florida, a father and his infant daughter crash their car into a canal. The man’s body is recovered, but his baby girl is never found. Twenty-three years later, after reports of alleged sightings of the girl, police reopen the case. Detective Maria Duquesne has been assigned to the case, but she has very little in the way of clues. Is it really possible that the girl has not…

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November 2019

Nelson & Alex DeMille

November 6 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Books & Books and The Miami Book Fair is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille, and for the first time with his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille on Wednesday, November 6, 8pm. The Deserter (Simon & Schuster, $28.99) is a blistering new thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his sharp but troubling new partner, and their hunt for the Army's most notorious—and dangerous—deserter hiding out in Caracas, Venezuela. When…

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