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November 2018

Ivan Obolensky

November 19 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Eye of the Moon is a gothic mystery of the finest order, Eyes Wide Shut meets Agatha Christie. Eye of the Moon is the award-winning debut novel by Ivan Obolensky, set in the world of the 1970s New York aristocrats. When Johnny and Percy were ten, Johnny’s Aunt Alice mysteriously died while reading the Egyptian Book of the Dead, but they were kept in the dark. Twenty years later, the men investigate what really happened and become ensnared in a web of mystery,…

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Rena Rossner

November 20 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Captivating and boldly imaginative, with a tale of sisterhood at its heart, Rena Rossner's debut fantasy invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods. In a remote village surrounded by vast forests on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, sisters Liba and Laya have been raised on the honeyed scent of their Mami's babka and the low rumble of their Tati's prayers. But when a troupe of mysterious men arrives, Laya falls…

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Didier Ghez

November 26 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The 1950s and 1960s at The Walt Disney Studios marked unprecedented stylistic directions brought on by the mid-century modern and graphic sensibilities of a new wave of artists. This volume explores the contributions of these heroes with special emphasis on the art of Lee Blair, Mary Blair, Tom Oreb, John Dunn, and Walt Peregoy. It includes never-before-seen images from Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty and discusses Disney's first forays into television, commercials, space, and science projects—even the development of theme parks.…

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Neal Shusterman

November 27 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s…

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Alan Philips @ Bal Habour Shops

November 29 @ 7:30 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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Ian Schrager, Marcus Aurelius, Supreme, Kith, Ferran Adria, Rick Rubin, Tom Brady, Kanye West, Barack Obama, Soulcycle, Ikea, Sweetgreen, Steph Curry, Scooter Braun, Wu-Tang Clan, Harry Bernstein, Danny Meyer, A24, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Warren Buffett, Walt Disney, Jack's Wife Freda, Howard Schultz, Picasso, Mr. Chow, Bill Gates, Jimmy Iovine, Francis Mallman, Jeff Koons, Marcus Aurelius, Danny Bowien, In-N-Out Burger, Intel, Banksy, Nike, Masayoshi Takayama, Paulo Coelho, Oprah, the Baal Shem Tov. What do they all have in common? They…

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Rachel Cobb

November 30 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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RSVP HERE Mistral is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless wind that funnels down the Rhône Valley, periodically gusting to 120 km per hour―hurricane strength on the Beaufort wind force scale. The region has, accordingly, adjusted to accommodate the mistral's impact. Some houses are built the traditional way, with few or no windows on the windward side and the main entrance on the sheltered side. Heavy stones hold down…

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December 2018

J. H. House Writer

December 1 @ 11:30 am
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join us for the launch of The Indian Boy and His Best Friend Wolf. Local author and illustrator J.H. House Writer will share his new Christian children’s book of fun and friendship. The Indian Boy and His Best Friend Wolf is a hand drawn picture book that is visually pleasing with its colorful and vivid artwork intended to bring joy and capture the imagination of readers. It also includes a bible verse of the day, which provides a valuable opportunity…

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Antony Beevor

December 4 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account. On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders, carrying the legendary American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and the British 1st Airborne Division. Operation Market Garden,…

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January 2019

DEMI

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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DEMI Essays by Juan A. Martínez, Lynette Bosch. Introduction by Oksana Salamatina This publication is the first of its kind, focusing exclusively on the work of Demi, an American artist born in Cuba. Demi’s canvases, drawings and sculptures manifest childhood trauma as singular depictions of children in swirling, surrealist landscapes. They are singular because her work defies easy categorization. Ever since it appeared in the 1980s after the artist—with the help of her husband, painter Arturo Rodríguez—taught herself how to…

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C.S. Farrelly

January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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A fast-paced political thriller that expertly weaves three stories into a collision of intrigue, THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS examines what happens when the cornerstones of American identity—capitalism and religion—clash with its principals of justice. The story may be fiction but the themes are as true to life as they come with a plot centered on election meddling by a foreign power, the Catholic Church abuse scandal, and a deal made among various power players to get what they want. When journalist…

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Barbara Kinney

January 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Renowned photojournalist Barbara Kinney was entrusted by Sec. Clinton personally with rare and exclusive access to document her historic campaign for president. This book is presented for those who were inspired by her, those who carry forward her life's work in the mass activism we've witnessed since 2016, and those who will someday celebrate the obliteration of all glass ceilings by looking back at one of the most persistent and resilient champions of that cause. Intimate, moving, and visually stunning,…

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March 2019

Andrea Di Robilant

March 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there--a vivacious eighteen-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work. In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a…

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Susan Orlean

March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Susan Orlean, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual…

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