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December 2018

Alberto Rey

December 28 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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"What a poignant and beautiful book.  Alberto Rey catalogues seventeen birds that have vanished from the face of the earth—the Black Mamo and the Laughing Owl, the Pink-headed Duck, the Imperial Woodpecker, and the Paradise Parrot.  In moving prose, he tells the stories of their lives and their demise, who collected the last remaining birds of their kind and why.  And he memorializes their “small, lifeless, feathered bodies” in photographs and paintings so full of feeling they take your breath…

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January 2019

Joe Farcus

January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Design on the High Seas is an autobiographical account of the architectural design work of Joseph Farcus, which charts his career as an architect who eventually found his way into the cruise-ship industry, in the early days of what is now a truly global business in more ways than one. His works reflects a hard-earned disciplined practice that has helped to foster sophisticated designs for the billion-dollar cruise-ship industry. Many of the projects featured in the pages of this book…

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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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The Secrets of Getting Published with Susan Shapiro & Seth Kugel

January 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Newspaper, magazine, and web editors are desperate for new voices and anyone, in any field, can break in. So why not you? Join author Susan Shapiro and her star-student-turned-New-York-Times-travel-writer Seth Kugel to learn how. Over the last two decades, writing professor Susan Shapiro has taught more than 25,000 students of all ages and backgrounds at NYU, Columbia, Temple, The New School, and Harvard University. Now in The Byline Bible (Writer’s Digest Books, $19.99) she reveals the wildly popular “Instant Gratification…

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NJ Perez

January 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Aligning historical events with family history, Heart of a Cuban exposes the account of Cubans who refused to be pushed like pawns by evil government leaders, and one boy’s refusal to give up on the dream his great-grandparents had for a free Cuba. Amidst the backdrop of an idyllic childhood spent on his family’s farming estates in the tropical hills of Cuba’s agricultural region, it is an incredible true journey of one family’s escape from Fidel Castro. Andrés was an innocent boy…

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South Florida Writers Association ft. Glenn Patron

January 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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20 years of learning to sail by trial & terror Asthmatic, bookish and timid, young Glenn Patron spent his childhood dreaming of a life of adventure like the stories he read in the sanctuary of his bedroom in the suburbs of New York City. As an adult, bumbling along on the edge of failure, his life begins to change when he marries an adventurous saltwater lady. Rebuilding an abandoned 30’ sloop   starts them on a 20 year journey of mishaps…

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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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Andrew Roberts discussing

January 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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We’re pleased to share with you CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY by bestselling and award-winning author Andrew Roberts. This landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader is based on extensive new material—from private letters and diaries to transcripts of war cabinet meetings. When we seek an example of unalloyed courage, the man who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the visionary leader, immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how…

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February 2019

Dr. Luca Leonvago

February 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Leo Lives in a far away kingdom, a peaceful place where his family rules and he longs to bring joy and beauty to his people. Engaged to a princess, Leo soon fall in love with a man from his city. However, as political unrest comes to his country, Leo must flee and learn to navigate a new world, all the while trying to find love, and to love himself, along the way. Both a coming of age story and a…

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Dariel Suarez in conversation with Chantel Acevedo

February 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Set in Cuba, largely after the fall of the Soviet Union, these eleven stories explore themes of isolation and preservation in the face of widespread poverty and sociopolitical oppression. From a chronically ill santero refusing medical care to a female-fronted heavy-metal band risking it all to emerge from Havana's underground, Dariel Suarez, in his daring debut, portrays the harsh reality, inherent humor, and resilient heart of a people whose stories should be known. In conversation with Chantel Acevedo Chantel Acevedo was…

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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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