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September 2018

Carol Anderson

September 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin. RSVP HERE In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting…

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Juan Vidal

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A timely reflection on identity in America, exploring the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture. RSVP HERE FOR FREE Just as his music career was taking off, Juan Vidal received life-changing news: he’d soon be a father. Throughout his life, neglectful men were the rule—his own dad struggled with drug addiction and infidelity—a cycle that, inevitably, wrought Vidal with insecurity. At age twenty-six, with only a bare grip on life, what lessons could he possibly offer a kid? Determined…

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October 2018

Five Minute Pieces

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books & Books Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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  Join us for a free reading event! Sign up to read your own creative work to an engaged audience of writers and readers. 5-minute slots for aspiring writers! Sign up @ the door Featuring authors Maureen Seaton and Lisette Alonso. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Maureen Seaton has authored twenty poetry collections, both solo and collaborative, most recently, Fisher (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her awards in poetry include the Iowa Prize and Lambda Literary Award for Furious Cooking, the Audre Lorde…

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Heather Monahan

October 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The key to reaching your personal and professional goals and living the life of your dreams lies in the power of confidence. If you don't have it, don't worry. Heather Monahan will show you how anyone can master the essential techniques to building confidence and becoming your best self. In Confidence Creator, Heather offers a resource she wishes she had when she was younger. Using personal stories from her life and career, Heather illustrates the tough lessons she learned along the…

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Bruce Horovitz

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Beloved raconteur, environmentalist, and down-home philosopher, Gamble Rogers (1937–1991) ushered in a renaissance of folk music to a place and time that desperately needed it. In this book, Bruce Horovitz tells the story of how Rogers infused Florida's rapidly commercializing landscape with a refreshing dose of homegrown authenticity and how his distinctive music and personality touched the nation. As a college student, motivated by personal advice from William Faulkner to stay true to himself, Rogers broke away from his family's…

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“Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” Book Discussion

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coconut Grove, 3409 Main Highway
COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States
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Join us for a book discussion and tea ceremony!  Lorna Owens, founder of Desert Sage Candles, will be holding a discussion on Lisa See’s novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”. In this stirring coming-of-age novel, a young Chinese woman finds purpose, passion, and the key to a new life in the tea-growing traditions of her ancestors. Read the book and let us know what you think! Lorna will be providing special Pu erh tea directly from Yunnan Province, China…

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Whitney Ellenby

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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"And when in the grips of a public tantrum, amidst the horror and humiliation of him shrieking and splayed out on the floor while strangers recoiled in shock, my mind lurched towards an inescapable truth--that I want out from this nightmare. I want out from this child." So begins the turbulent ride of one parent's decision, crafted in despair and desperation, to abandon traditional interventions for her autistic son in favor of a "hands on" approach of repeatedly exposing her…

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Joey Maya

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The plan was simple; drop out of high school and become a rock star. But when his wildly popular band unexpectedly folds, rather than give up, Joey Wrecked becomes even more determined to make it in music. What follows is an outrageous adventure of sliding up, and down, the rock and roll ladder. Along the way there are encounters with The Clash, Steven Tyler, more than a few jealous boyfriends, and much more. His story is one-of-a-kind, funny, and actually……

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November 2018

Danny Danko

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Introducing Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana This is the novice marijuana grower's handbook that guides readers through the absolute essentials of cannabis horticulture to produce the most potent buds. From where to buy seeds to sowing, nurturing, and maintaining a crop, this handy "Pot Bible" is essential for the perfect harvest. About the Author:  Danny Danko is a writer, photographer and the Senior Cultivation Editor of High Times magazine where he's been working for over 16 years since 2002.…

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Chloe Tula: Tales from the Harp

November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Chloe Tula, the Harp Fellow at New World Symphony, provides an afternoon of harp music at Books & Books. Kicking off her series, "Reading Through Music: Tales from the Harp", this event is the beginning of a year-long book drive and fundraiser for Miami-Dade Public Library System and Miami Book Fair. With solos by Bach, Spohr, Salzedo, Tailleferre and more, this splendid recital is a chance to get up close and personal with the harp. A donation of a children's/young adult book is encouraged -…

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Belen Loreto Grand

November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Providing financial assistance to family members in the Philippines can be stressful and take a toll on health and family life. For Filipino emigrants, the pressure to send more money can bring up anger and resentment, along with the fear of being ostracized by their community if they stop. Author and coach Belen Loreto Grand is the voice for thousands of nurses from the Philippines and OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) who are bound to family and duty and assist their…

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UM Booktalks: Caleb Everett

November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Carved into our past, woven into our present, numbers shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves much more than we commonly think. Numbers and the Making of Us is a sweeping account of how numbers radically enhanced our species’ cognitive capabilities and sparked a revolution in human culture. Caleb Everett brings new insights in psychology, anthropology, primatology, linguistics, and other disciplines to bear in explaining the myriad human behaviors and modes of thought numbers have made possible, from enabling us…

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Carmine Vittoria

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Events of WW II in the Naples area as witnessed and seen by a child and his family are recounted in detail. His observations often contrast with adult observations of the same events. Many of the discrepancies between the two are reconciled or explained by the author in terms of recent revelations of post-war military trials, economic recovery, preservation of the church, and the absurdity of some war plans. There is an old Neapolitan proverb that states roughly: With little…

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Monk Yun Rou

November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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RSVP HERE Change The World By Changing Yourself Find answers: Today, it’s easy to get outraged by world events, frustrated by our own personal battles, and disenfranchised from government and leadership. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and seasoned by a life of devoted self-cultivation, Monk Yun Rou’s Mad Monk Manifesto has the answers we’re looking for, organically cohering personal prescriptions and calls to social and political action in one powerful document. Discover venerated wisdom: Based on ancient Chinese wisdom such…

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Dr. Judith Guskin

November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This novel is set in tumultuous times 1630-1677 in colonial New England and London. In the beginning there was peaceful co-existence between the English colonists and the Native American Nations. Comfort Bradford, the daughter of the Governor of Plymouth, is friends with her Wampanoag neighbors; she speaks their language and respects their culture. Decades later her friend Metacom leads his people and other tribes in a united effort against the colonies. It was a war that almost destroyed all New…

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Robert Huff: Cross Section a conversation with Barbara Young

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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On Friday November 9, 7 pm at Books & Books, Coral Gables enjoy a program about this new book about Robert Huff. Anne Tschida  will moderate a panel with Carol Jazzar, Frank Casale and Bob's widow Barbara Young. A cross section of the drawings, paintings, sculpture and public artworks of Robert Huff. In Huff's work, love of the natural world and the man-made world are juxtaposed. His passion for "place" turned to genuine concern for the environment and the future…

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Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson

November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson. As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson. Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families. Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier and thoroughly explained by an expert. The gentle introduction, which is divided into sections by season of the year, includes…

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Sandy Fernandez

November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join us in celebrating of the debut of  "Karmic Currency, Chakras and Money" Enjoy a champagne toast, as Sandy reads an excerpt from her book, share her journey and answer questions on the topic of Karmic Currency. RSVP HERE Sandy began offering her services through her own Karmic Currency in 2017. Sandy combines her many years of financial experience, with her talent and love for yoga and spirituality. These soul renewing practices have been a part of her life for…

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Gerty Dambury

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami, in partnership with the Miami Book Fair International and the International Studies Charter High School (ISCHS), and with the support of the University of Miami and Books & Books, has the honor to invite the French author, theater director, novelist and poet Gerty Dambury to present her most recent publication The Restless in four events from November 16th to November 18th 2018. The author Gerty Dambury will present her book: The Restless.…

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Ivan Obolensky

November 19, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Neil Flanzraich discussing “Geniuses II”

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The cosmos is vastinfinite and incomprehensible. Trillions of galaxies, sextillions of stars, and countless planets, moons, and asteroids all spiral in space, not caring about or noticing what is happening on Earth. But for those living on the planet, a momentous battle prophesied more than fifteen centuries ago by the wizard Merlin is about to begin. Roger Reynolds is one of a small group of super Geniuses who have secretly been influencing the world. He recently defeated a very powerful…

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Rachel Cobb

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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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 terra-cotta roof…

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December 2018

J. H. House Writer

December 1, 2018 @ 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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Heroes: A Tribute by Doug Meyer

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In the 1980s and 1990s, AIDS claim the lives of some of the world’s most creative artists- actors, dancers, musicians, painters, designers, sculptors, photographers and their muses. In Heroes, Doug Meyer pays homage to this lost generation in both words and images. Join Doug for a conversation with co-author Beth Dunlop about the ideas that went into Heroes and the process of transforming it from an exhibition into a book.   About the Book: The Collector’s Edition of Heroes: A…

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Ann Mei Chang

December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a enough of a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by the modern innovation practices popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, LEAN…

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Antony Beevor

December 4, 2018 @ 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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UM Booktalks: Scott Heerman

December 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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In this sweeping saga that spans empires, peoples, and nations, M. Scott Heerman chronicles the long history of slavery in Illinois in the heart of the North American continent. Arguing that slavery had no fixed institutional definition, Heerman traces various practices of slavery through indigenous, French, and finally U.S. systems of forced labor. The Alchemy of Slavery thus reveals the diverse and adaptable practices that masters deployed to build a slave economy in the Mississippi River Valley, attempting to outmaneuver their abolitionist…

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Alberto Rey

December 28, 2018 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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February 2019

Dr. Luca Leonvago

February 2 @ 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 @ 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 15 @ 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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