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January 2019

Caroline Eubanks

January 20 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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You may think you know the South for its food, its people, its past, and its stories, but if there's one thing that's certain, it's that the region tells far more than one tale. It is ever-evolving, open to interpretation, steeped in history and tradition, yet defined differently based on who you ask. This Is My South inspires the reader to explore the Southern States--Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia--like never before. No other guide pulls…

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Paul Steinhardt

January 21 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure. When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to…

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Roxana Castillo

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta El poder de la mujer latina en los negocios El Poder de la Mujer Latina en los Negocios es una guía práctica para emprender con éxito en U.S.A. Ha sido escrito desde la experiencia de la autora de cómo empezar un negocio exitoso en otro país con herramientas fundamentales como los talentos, la experiencia de vida, el deseo de hacer realidad los sueños y lograr la libertad financiera. El propósito de este libro está alineado con la tendencia actual…

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Octavia Yearwood

January 22 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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A fully interactive book written by a former foster child, Octavia Yearwood. How The Hell Did You Do That?! is a guidebook, memoir, and workbook being called "the millennials manifesto!". How The Hell Did You Do That?! was written with the intention to help foster youth and those who have endured traumatic childhoods walk through the process of self-healing. How The Hell Did You Do That?! highlights the 9 practices Yearwood used to navigate through adversity to an unexpected thriving…

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Robert W. Turner

January 22 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multimillion-dollar contracts and almost endless media attention. The league's most important game, the Super Bowl, is practically a national holiday. Making it to the NFL, however, is not about the promised land of fame and fortune. Robert W. Turner II draws on his personal experience as a former professional football player as well as interviews with more than 140 current and former NFL players…

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James Rollins

January 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action. Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one…

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Mike Avila

January 24 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Immerse yourself in the art and making of Aquaman, the movie chronicling Arthur Curry’s path to a future reign as King of the Seven Seas. The Art and Making of Aquaman takes readers behind the scenes of the highly anticipated 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures film based on the popular DC character. Featuring previously unseen photographs and breathtaking concept art, this book is a must-have for any fan. Witness the epic journey of Aquaman, a Super Hero who struggles to accept his heritage…

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Michael Langlois

January 24 @ 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coconut Grove, 3409 Main Highway
COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 United States
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Michael Langlois began studying ballet at the age of ten, convinced it would catapult him from Pop Warner directly into the NFL. Eventually forced to choose between football and ballet, he looked at his less-than-five-foot frame and decided ballet might be a more practical option. He went on to train at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet in New York before being offered a job at American Ballet Theatre by the foremost dancer…

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Alejandro Portes & Ariel C. Armony

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Over the last quarter century, no other city like Miami has rapidly transformed into a global city. The Global Edge charts the social tensions and unexpected consequences of this remarkable process of change. Acting as a follow-up to the highly successful City on the Edge, The Global Edge examines Miami in the context of globalization and scrutinizes its newfound place as a major international city. Written by two well-known scholars in the field, the book examines Miami’s rise as a finance and banking center…

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Al Romero

January 26 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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REVOLUTION is a thrilling novel of intrigue, deception, betrayal, courage and the remarkable resilience of the human spirit under unbelievable circumstances. It illustrates how Fidel and his brother Raul lied to the Cuban people, cheated those who helped them fight against Batista and murdered their way into power, removing anyone and everyone they saw as a threat. Revolution is the story of the Quintanas, an ordinary middle class family thrown into the turbulence of a civil war during the Cuban…

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Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

January 28 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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When were you last happy with your finances? Create lasting happiness with your financial situation — not by creating a blistering budget but by living the life you love! Ashley Feinstein Gerstley was working in financial services when she came to the shocking realization that even she was stressed about her personal finances. How could that be, with all her education and experience in dealing with money? Ashley quickly realized that her stress didn't only arise from a lack of…

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Ludovica Squirru

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Horóscopo Chino 2019 - Año del Cerdo de Tierra Horóscopo número 35 de Ludovica Squirru Dari, reconocida astróloga y autora bestseller en Latinoamérica.

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Oscar Vela

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Presenta Náufragos en tierra  Un evento en colaboración con Miami Book Fair Durante la dictadura de Fulgencio Batista en Cuba, César Gómez Hernández tuvo que exiliarse en México por hacer parte de la oposición. En 1956 regresó a la isla a bordo del Granma, junto con Fidel y Raúl Castro, el Che Guevara y otros setenta y ocho expedicionarios que buscaban liberar el país de la intervención estadounidense y acabar con los horrores del gobierno de Batista. Cuando se acabó…

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Tim Dorsey

January 31 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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  The Sunshine State’s most lovable psychopath, Serge A. Storms, kills it in this zany adventure from the “compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny” (Boston Globe) king of mayhem, New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey. Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge’s interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world—also known as the…

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Andrew Roberts

January 31 @ 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

Coral Gables Gallery Night featuring Cathy Allsman with “Subterranean Maps”

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This series explores the feeling of being lost and trying to find your way home. Even having a map can leave us perplexed or lead us to a shadowy detour. We all long for refuge in some safe idyllic harbor. Sometimes that safety and peace can be easy to reach and other times it is staggeringly difficult to find your way through to shelter. Home can be an inviolable place or it could contain an unease and dangers of its…

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Julie Gaines

February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In this charming graphic memoir, the founder of an iconic housewares shop recounts the ups and downs—and ups again—of starting a family business, starting a family, and staying true to one’s path while trying to make it in the Big City. Whether it’s a set of vintage plates from a 1920s steamship, a mug with a New Yorker cartoon on it, a tin of sprinkles designed by Amy Sedaris, or a juice glass from a Jazz Age hotel, Fishs Eddy products are…

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Hank Gola

February 2 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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On Christmas night, 1939, two vastly different teams from Garfield, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida collided in the historic Orange Bowl to decide the National Sports Foundation’s national championship. Garfield’s Boilermakers were children of immigrants drawn to the industrial city’s churning factories. Miami’s Stingarees were from families from all over the country settling in one of America’s most promising and thriving cities. In City of Champions, Hank Gola, a veteran and award-winning football writer, unveils this long-forgotten game. Gola mines stories…

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María Cecilia Santos

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Presenta Una vida sin límites  Un accidente con traumatismo cerebral casi le cuesta la vida y le dio un giro a su existencia con una nueva visión y con desafíos insospechados que con fe ha logrado encarar de manera extraordinaria, lo cual ahora le permiten descubrir que el arte es más sensorial que visual. Cecilia ha sido galardonada por el el Consulado Ecuatoriano en Miami como ciudadana destacada. La autora ha expuesto su rica obra y ha dictado conferencias en…

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Charles Todd

February 4 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible—but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began…

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Laurence Leamer

February 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Where Trump Learned to Rule To know Donald J. Trump―to understand what makes the forty-fifth president of the United States tick―it is best to start in his natural habitat: Palm Beach, Florida. It is here he learned the techniques that took him all the way to the White House. Painstakingly, over decades, he has created a world in this exclusive tropical enclave and favorite haunt of billionaires where he is not just president but a king. The vehicle for his…

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Ian Rankin

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A cold case involving a missing private investigator threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus's past in this "must-read" mystery (Tana French). Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus' old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of…

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Tim Watson

February 6 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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  Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing explores the dynamic exchanges between literary writers and anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic. Culture Writing shows that the "literary turn" in anthropology took place earlier than has conventionally been assumed, in the 1950s rather than the 1970s and 80s, and occurred in the context of decolonization. Simultaneously, some literary writers reacted to the end of the period of modernist experimentation by turning to ethnographic methods for representing the people and cultural practices…

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Cecilia Alegria Dr. Amor

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta ALESSIA, Mi hijo es una mujer trans Este libro autobiográfico narra el proceso de cambio de una madre cristiana sumamente conservadora, -consejera bíblica matrimonial-, quien descubre lo que nunca imaginó: su hijo mayor, casado, se define como mujer y a pesar de estar consciente de las posibles consecuencias de su radical decisión, se convierte en la primera persona en hacer la transición de género en un alto cargo laboral en Chile, y no sólo conserva su puesto sino que…

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James Grippando

February 8 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Miami attorney Jack Swyteck lands in the heart of the contentious immigration debate when he takes on the heart-wrenching case of an undocumented immigrant who fled to America to protect her daughter and save herself, in this timely and pulse-pounding thriller that explores the stories behind the headlines from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter Beatriz escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence and, Julia's abusive husband back…

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Julie Marie Wade & Denise Duhamel

February 10 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Two American women, born a generation apart, surf the feminist third wave in these thirteen thematically linked and formally innovative lyric essays. Julie Marie Wade was born the day Denise Duhamel took her first college class. Duhamel published her first poetry book Smile!in 1993, the year Wade entered high school. Duhamel's writing helped to shape the third wave of Wade's emerging feminist experience. Wade came of age reading Duhamel's confessional poetry but was also influenced by what…

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Mary Adkins

February 11 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A comedy-drama for the digital age: an epistolary debut novel about the ties that bind and break our hearts, for fans of Maria Semple and Rainbow Rowell. Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her…

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Arnoldo Tauler

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta El dron: atentado al presidente de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica. ¡Un thriller pleno de acción, suspense, historia y amor! La lucha entre la democracia occidental y la salvaje cultura de la violencia. Un atentado perpetrado por ISIS contra el derecho de la humanidad a vivir en paz. Una novela que nos concierne a todos y nos alerta sobre los peligros y amenazas de los grupos terroristas que desean destruir nuestra progresista forma de vida. Acerca del autor:  Licenciado…

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Alejandro Chabán

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta Cocinando con Chabán En Cocinando con Chabán, encontrarás setenta y cinco exquisitos platos clásicos del mundo latinoamericano. Cada receta está llena de sabores tradicionales que te harán la boca agua sin añadir calorías demás para lograr mantener un peso saludable, ¡y Alejandro está aquí para enseñarte cómo hacerlo! Desde tacos y tamales mexicanos hasta alcapurrias puertorriqueñas, mangú dominicano y arepas venezolanas, estas comidas esenciales de la cocina latinoamericana son fáciles de hacer sin romper con tu presupuesto ni con…

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A.W. Barnes

February 16 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The Dark Eclipse is a book of personal essays in which author A.W. Barnes seeks to come to terms with the suicide of his older brother, Mike. Using source documentation—police report, autopsy, suicide note, and death certificate—the essays explore Barnes’ relationship with Mike and their status as gay brothers raised in a large conservative family in the Midwest. In addition, the narrative traces the brothers’ difficult relationship with their father, a man who once studied to be a Trappist monk before…

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Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch & Brett Sokol – Shtetl in the Sun & The Last Resort at The Coral Gables Art Cinema

February 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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An uncannily revealing portrait of American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera’s lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach. “A Photographers paradise…a story that’s fascinating, poignant"- The New York Times "Poignantly nostalgic...an evocative portrait of a now-bygone era"- The Hollywood Reporter "This charming documentary — like Miami itself — has a little bit of everything: Old Jews, Art Deco architecture, serious beach style, rival artists,…

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Elinor Lipman

February 18 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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One woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure in a delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman – Good Riddance. Daphne Maritch doesn’t quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of ’68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one—not always charitably—and noting…

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Some Like It Hot Design Panel

February 19 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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"A great designer doesn’t convince—a great designer seduces.” – Fanny Haim   Join us for an evening celebrating design! Contributing authors and acclaimed Florida interior designers of Some Like it HOT will discuss their inspiration sources and what truly makes a room. A book signing will follow.   Who’s on the panel? Anil Kakar Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque Juan Poggi Margarita Courtney & Cristina Courtney Boland Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis Robert Rionda   Designers will divulge their philosophies about style and taste through insider…

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BHS: Some Like It Hot Design Panel

February 20 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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"A great designer doesn’t convince—a great designer seduces.” – Fanny Haim   Join us for an evening celebrating design! Contributing authors and acclaimed Florida interior designers of Some Like it HOT will discuss their inspiration sources and what truly makes a room. A book signing will follow.   Who’s on the panel? Amy Herman Deborah Wecselman Fanny Haim ODP (Lachmee Chin) Sarah Zohar Sharron Lannan   Designers will divulge their philosophies about style and taste through insider tips and accessible advice, covering everything…

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José Ignacio Valenzuela “Chascas”

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Si leíste Mi abuela, la loca... ¡no te pierdas Mi tío Pachunga!

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Ayesha Harruna Attah

February 21 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.  Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father's court. These two women's lives converge as infighting…

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Mario Alberto Kempes

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Presenta El matador: biografía Mario Alberto Kempes, alias el “Matador”, máxima estrella y goleador de la selección albiceleste que ganó el Mundial de Fútbol 1978, decidió contar su versión de una historia que se jugó dentro y fuera de la cancha y que, después de cuarenta años, todavía genera polémicas. ¿Fue Argentina un justo campeón? ¿Cómo le ganó a Perú por 6 a 0? ¿Los futbolistas fueron usados por la sangrienta dictadura militar para distraer al pueblo en medio de…

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Rosie Inguanzo

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US

La relación entre madre e hija es el punto de partida para una historia dañada: una novela coral o libro de relatos interconectados, una novela de duelo, los jirones de una turbulencia, una pesadilla histórica, un caleidoscopio de narrativo, un relato clínico, una circunstancia quebrada, una novela sobre la memoria, y más que nada sobre la identidad.

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Carlos Gámez Pérez

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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En un futuro no muy lejano, cuatro inmigrantes arriesgarán su vida en un "juego" donde la apuesta es alcanzar la Tierra Prometida de lo que otrora se llamara Europa. Carlos Gámez Pérez nos entrega esta visión distópica, en un mundo que a ratos tristemente parece demasiado próximo, ante el resurgimiento de los nacionalismos a nivel global.

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Talonya Geary

February 25 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In #goDo + #doGood Social Entrepreneur Talonya Geary (you can call her “T”) keeps it real. She shares how she recovered from a series of traumatic losses - the death of her brother, her job, and her health - to create a life of purpose and on purpose. And she teaches you how to use her proven daily practices, rooted in clarity, discipline, and science, to help your dreams become your reality. Want to get healthier – physically, mentally, or…

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Letra Urbana presenta Fernando Aleu

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Presentando el libro El intercambio Centrada en torno a un hecho real, el intercambio de prisioneros de los ejércitos aliado y nazi que se celebró en Barcelona durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, El intercambio es una novela de amor y de amistad, de intriga, espionaje y aventura. En mitad de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, los Aliados y Alemania acordaron llevar a cabo un intercambio de soldados prisioneros de Guerra al final de la cruenta campaña militar del Norte de África,…

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Dave Cullen

February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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On the first anniversary of the events at Parkland, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders—inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement. Nineteen years ago, Dave Cullen was among the first to arrive at Columbine High, even before most of the SWAT teams went in. While writing his acclaimed account of the tragedy, he suffered…

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Laura Little

February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties. Just as importantly, though, our legal system is a strong regulator of humor. It encourages some types of humor while muzzling or punishing…

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March 2019

Chris Wilson in conversation with Chris Adamo

March 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life he wouldn't leave the house without a gun. One night, defending himself, he killed a man. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. But what should have been the end…

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Christina Proenza-Coles

March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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American Founders reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the hemisphere from the sixteenth thorough the twentieth centuries. While conventional history tends to reduce the roles of African Americans to antebellum slavery and the civil rights movement, in reality African residents preceded the English by a century and arrived in the Americas in numbers…

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