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October 2019

Néstor Díaz de Villegas

October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Conoce a Néstor Díaz de Villegas—autor de De donde son los gusanos: Crónica de un regreso a Cuba después de 37 años de exilio. REGISTER FOR FREE Por escribir un poema a los dieciocho años en Cuba, Néstor Díaz de Villegas fue acusado por la Seguridad del Estado de ser un "diversionista ideológico" y condenado a seis años en un campo de trabajos forzados, de donde saldrá en 1979 rumbo a Miami. Su nuevo libro De donde son los gusanos…

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John Duffy

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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If you enjoyed parenting books such as The Yes Brain, How to Raise an Adult, The Deepest Well, and The Conscious Parent; then Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety should be next on your list. Learn about the "New Teen" and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion…

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Kids: Susana Illera Martínez

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States

If we were all the same, the world would be a very boring place. Respect, empathy, and the importance of family support. These three fundamental messages are colorfully conveyed in this story for children and adults of all ages. A small lizard, who seems to have it all, feels nervous about expressing her feelings and admitting to her family that she is different. Lala is no ordinary lizard- she’s a vegetarian! She loves to play by the pond and explore…

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Bárbara Palacios

October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Bárbara Palacios, Miss Universo 1986, Miss Venezuela, galardonada por People en Español como una de las 25 mujeres más poderosas e influyentes del 2014, autora inspiracional y conferencista internacional, abre su corazón para compartir experiencias y testimonios personales a través de su trayectoria como figura pública por todo el mundo. Las mujeres siempre quieren saber cómo pueden ser una buena madre, buena amiga, buena esposa, excelente profesional y mujer de fe. Estas preguntas se las hacen constantemente a la autora.…

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Ross Kenneth Urken

October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  Meet Ross Kenneth Urken—author of Another Mother: A Memoir After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man entering adulthood realizes there’s so much he has yet to learn about the woman who lent him her accent and with whom he shared an unlikely kindred spirit. Part memoir, part reportage, Another Mother is a story about family, an unlikely duo, and a woman whose strength held it all together. From New Jersey to Jamaica, Ross Kenneth Urken chronicles…

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Emmy Park

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Discover the lives of Cuba's cats through the lens of award-winning photographer Emmy Park. This book is full of beautiful and raw images; explore the relationship between Cubans and their feline companions that roam the colorful streets, iconic landmarks, and remote areas of Cuba. Learn about local animal rescue organizations that provide care and medical attention to those without homes, and why they need support. Featuring every province, be transported into the daily lives of Cuba's cats against the backdrop…

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Breakfast with Hope: Reading on Health and Well-Being

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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A new reading & discussion group BREAKFAST WITH HOPE: Hosted by Hope Torrents: Readings in Health & Well-Being Every Month! GET TICKETS TO THE BREAKFAST HERE Who is Hope?  Hope Torrents is the Museum Educator and Director of the Fine Art of Healthcare program at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami where she’s worked since 1999. In 2010 her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over a six-year period Jordi was in and out of the hospital 45-50 times.…

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Letra Urbana presenta Sabrina Román

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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La autora Sabrina Román conversará sobre su libro con la escritora Isabel García Cintas y la psicoanalista Carina Rodríguez Sciutto. Presentación a cargo de la escritora Maricel Mayor Marsán. En este libro Sabrina Román narra su historia personal y la de su familia, que se desarrolla en el marco de uno de los acontecimientos políticos de mayor trascendencia de la historia la República Dominicana. Sabrina es hija del general Pupo Román, quien fue torturado y desaparecido por haberse involucrado en…

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November 2019

Benjamin Crump

November 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Meet American civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump at Books & Books--discussing his latest novel Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People. In his latest novel, award-winning attorney Ben Crump exposes a heinous truth: Whether with a bullet or a lengthy prison sentence, America is killing black people and justifying it legally. While some deaths make headlines, most are personal tragedies suffered within families and communities. Worse, these killings are done one person at a time, so as not to raise…

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Gallery Night: Carlos Barbón

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Carlos Garcia-Barbón is a Cuban-born artist and a graduate of Florida State University with a BA degree in Art and a minor in Art History.  Carlos has been awed by Coral Gables beauty since childhood, with its well-designed plans, wide streets and old world charm. He is dedicated to documenting the city of Coral Gables in watercolors using the same techniques as that of the old masters, but with a updated contemporary approach.  Barbón’s watercolors have been on exhibit in…

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María Manuela Pinto

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  Conoce a María Manuela Pinto, discutiendo su nuevo libro El Pasajero Inesperado. Cuando los seres humanos piden ayuda hay que dársela... Dorothy Dwend es una bella mujer de sabiduría exquisita, inteligencia, sensibilidad, sobre todo de mucha fuerza espiritual. Ella narrará, paso a paso como conoce a el pasajero inesperado y como llega a formar parte y comandar la misión más grande de ayuda espiritual y humana de todos los tiempos. Una historia que ha tenido que esperar algunos años…

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Jon Sealy

November 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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"A finely crafted, serious-minded novel of overreach and deadly consequences." --Kirkus Bobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has overleveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French--a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov…

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Henrietta Lovell

November 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Henrietta Lovell is best known as "The Rare Tea Lady". She is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household name chefs…

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David Slucki

November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In Sing This at My Funeral, tragedy follows the Slucki family across the globe: from Jakub's early childhood in Warsaw, where he witnessed the death of his parents during World War I, to the loss of his family at the hands of the Nazis in April 1942 to his remarriage and relocation in Paris, where after years of bereavement he welcomes the birth of his third son before finally settling in Melbourne, Australia in 1950 in an attempt to get as…

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The Lowe Art Museum and ARTtuesdays/MIAMI present a conversation with Carlos Estévez and Dr. Carol Damian

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami) and ARTtuesdays/MIAMI is delighted to host this special event featuring renowned Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez. Join us at Books & Books in Coral Gables to enjoy an engaging conversation about the artist’s latest project, Cities of the Mind, on view at the Lowe October 24, 2019 – May 3, 2020. Guest-curated by Dr. Carol Damian (Professor of Art History at Florida International University), this exhibition features nine large-format paintings that reference Estévez’s fascination with city plans. The discussion will be…

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Five Minute Pieces with Catherine Esposito Prescott & Jaswinder Bolina

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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  Join us at Books & Books in Suniland for a free reading event featuring Catherine Esposito Prescott & Jaswinder Bolina! Sign up to read your own creative work to an audience of readers and writers. Each writer gets a 5-minute slot. Sign ups are at the door.   About Catherine Esposito Prescott: Catherine Esposito Prescott is the author of the chapbooks Maria Sings and The Living Ruin. Recent poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Flyway, MiPOesias, Pleiades, Poetry…

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Angella Nazarian @ Bal Harbour Shops

November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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In the same series as her bestselling title Visionary Women, published by Assouline in 2015, author Angella Nazarian continues to chart the lives of inspiring and groundbreaking personalities, this time with a focus on couples. Doing a deep-dive into the stories of fifteen couples who motivate one another, work together, and change lives as a team, Nazarian explores the various forms a couple can take, and how differently they can operate, from living on separate continents to being artistic collaborators.…

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Angella Nazarian

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In the same series as her bestselling title Visionary Women, published by Assouline in 2015, author Angella Nazarian continues to chart the lives of inspiring and groundbreaking personalities, this time with a focus on couples. Doing a deep-dive into the stories of fifteen couples who motivate one another, work together, and change lives as a team, Nazarian explores the various forms a couple can take, and how differently they can operate, from living on separate continents to being artistic collaborators.…

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Roberta B. Marks

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Meet Roberta B. Marks—author of Works and Words The first monograph on artist Roberta B. Marks explores her collages and constructions, which focus on the themes of memory, time, and transcendence through a feminist and Buddhist perspective. Marks creates constructions that have an intimacy to them and at the same time contain entire worlds of feeling and memory. Each is a vignette—a narrative of a personal nature. She transforms a range of objects and materials, often of mundane and humble…

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Daniel Geey

November 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  Whether it is a manager being sacked, the signing of a new star player, television rights negotiations, player misconduct or multi-million-pound club takeovers, lawyers remain at the heart of all football business dealings. Written by leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey, who has dealt with all these incidents first hand, this highly accessible book explores the issues - from pitch to boardroom - that shape the modern game and how these impact leagues, clubs, players and fans. Featuring insider…

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Ash Carter

November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  The work of Mike Nichols pervades American cultural consciousness—from The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Angels in America, The Birdcage, Working Girl, and Primary Colors, not to mention his string of hit plays, including Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple. If that weren’t enough, he was also one half of the timelessly funny duo Nichols & May, as well as a founding member of the original improv troupe. Over a career that spanned half a century, Mike Nichols changed Hollywood, Broadway, and comedy forever. Most…

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December 2019

Elaine Sciolino

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  *Note: The time for this event has changed. The event will begin at 7 PM. Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between. Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively…

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David Yarrow

December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Meet David Yarrow at Books & Books, presenting David Yarrow Photography: Americas Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Europe with a foreword by NFL Quarterback Tom Brady. The must-have photography monograph of the year, this lavish oversized volume celebrates David Yarrow's unparalleled wildlife imagery. Featuring Yarrow's 150 most iconic photographs, this book offers a truly unmatched view of some of the world's most compelling animals. The collection of stunning images, paired with Yarrow's first-person contextual narrative, offers insight into a man who…

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Martin Palous & Glenn Hughes

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join the Books & Books team for a discussion of Martin Palous' & Glenn Hughes' The Presence of the Past: Essays on Memory, Conflict, and Reconciliation. Edited by veteran Czech diplomat Martin Palous and senior religion scholar Glenn Hughes, The Presence of the Past presents new insights from a conference hosted by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University, in cooperation with the Czech non-profit organization Post Bellum and the Vaclav Havel Library. Its…

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Coral Gables Gallery Night: Madison Sparks

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  Join us Friday, December 6th, 7- 10pm for the Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening featuring MADISON SPARKS: Virtuous Nettles   Madison Sparks's exhibit “Virtuous Nettles” explores themes of intimacy, human roles in the natural world, and the ever-evolving relationship to self. She uses Prismacolors and acrylic paint in each piece to express psychedelic interpretations of the subconscious. Circumspectly applying her skills in both shading and painting to create intriguingly complex characters, Sparks's works here can be understood here as…

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Joe Navarro

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Conoce a Joe Navarro, autor de Diccionario de Lenguaje No Verbal (Editorial Sirio, $16.95). Tras el exito internacional del bestseller El cuerpo habla, el ex agente del FBI y experto mundial en lenguaje no verbal, Joe Navarro, vuelve con su obra mas practica y util: un novedoso diccionario en el que describe y explica mas de 400 comportamientos que revelaran a los lectores las verdaderas intenciones de quienes nos rodean. Desde los pies hasta la cabeza, el autor hace un…

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Jeff Lindsay

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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From the author of the wildly successful Dexter series comes a new, mesmerizing bad guy we can root for: Riley Wolfe. He’s a master thief, expert at disguise, and not averse to violence when it’s needed. It’s no accident, though, that Riley targets the wealthiest 0.1 percent and is willing to kill them when they’re in his way: he despises the degenerate and immoral rich and loves stealing their undeserved and unearned valuables. In this series launch, Riley aims for an extraordinary…

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Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle

December 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Join CasaCuba and Books & Books for the Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle. Through this initiative, readers will be invited to meet on the last Tuesday of every month to discuss books by writers who represent the contemporary Cuban literary tradition. Students and young professionals are especially encouraged to join the conversations, which will be led by YOU, the readers! Books are available for purchase at Books & Books for a 20% discount; make sure to mention the contemporary Cuban literature…

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BJ Miller

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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“A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share” (The Washington Post): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. “There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.” Theirs is a clear-eyed and…

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SP: La Floresta Interminable

December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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La Floresta Interminable Poetas de Miami A Miami Poetry Collection published by Editorial ArtesMiami • October 2019 Edited by Luiz de la Paz Reading by Actors Chaz Mena and Vivian Ruiz Editorial ArtesMiami, a division of the nonprofit ArtesMiami, Inc.,  directed by Aida Levitan, Ph.D., is proud to present La Floresta Interminable, poetas de Miami. This book includes 169 poems  written by 34 South Florida Hispanic poets. Edited by award-winning writer and poet Luis de la Paz, the collection features…

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Anthony Stultz

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Come to Books & Books and meet Anthony Stultz, author of The Three Principles of Oneness: How Embodying the Cosmic Perspective Can Liberate Your Life (Red Feather, $19.99) At no other time in history has the world experienced the current crisis where "why things matter" (spirituality) has been separated from "how things work" (science). In today's changing landscape, many are searching for a spiritual practice that is science based and aligns with how the universe actually works. Learn how to…

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Carlos Alberto Montaner

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Una Noche con Carlos Alberto Montaner presenta Sin ir más lejos En estas páginas, el escritor y periodista cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner escribe sobre cuanto ha visto y oído, lo que ha creido y lo que recuerda, pero advierte que habrá algunos pasajes involuntariamente inventados: “A veces, incluso, los sueños se mezclan con la realidad y es difícil saber dónde terminan unos y comienza la otra. Las memorias no son estudios históricos sino el reflejo de las percepciones y éstas…

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Didier Ghez

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In the 1970s and 1980s, the Disney animation studio redefined its creative vision in the wake of Walt Disney's death. This latest volume from renowned Disney historian Didier Ghez profiles Ken Anderson and Mel Shaw, whose work defined beloved classic Disney characters from films like The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and The Rescuers. With vivid descriptions of passages from the artists' autobiographies and interviews, accompanied by never-before-seen images of their art and process, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of…

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January 2020

Melisa Caprio

January 11 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Have you ever wanted a way to bend the ear of the Universe – that is, the loving energy behind all creation? Yes, that Universe, the one that renders absolute and perfect manifestation. Know that the Universe hears what is in your heart. It hears exactly what you want for your greatest life. In Postcards to the Universe: A Global Movement for Manifestation, artist-photographer Melisa Caprio offers a way to combine art, love and manifestation that will lead you to…

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Iraida H. López and Eliana S Rivero

January 15 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Joanne Klepal

January 18 @ 2:00 pm

Are you looking… to increase your energy? …for natural ways to detox? …natural ways to relieve colds, headaches, pain, inflammation, arthritis, allergies? …for ways to reduce stress and relax? Do you suffer from serious illness, Parkinson's, cancer, anxiety, diabetes? Are you looking for natural alternatives to medications?Whether you are looking for natural and complementary alternatives for your disease or just want natural alternatives to prevent disease and maintain good health, Joanne shares natural healing techniques and lifestyle habits she learned…

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Fred Hanselmann

January 18 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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The troubled chain of events involving Captain Kidd’s capture of the Quedagh Merchant and his eventual execution for piracy in 1701 are well known, but the exact location of the much sought-after ship remained a mystery for more than 300 years. In 2010, a team of underwater archaeologists confirmed that the sunken remains of the Quedgah Merchant had finally been found off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Kidd’s shipwreck reveals insights into life aboard a pirate ship, as well as the forces of…

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Jose Garcia-Pedrosa

January 18 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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As the 20th century drew to a close, Miami’s reputation as a place where, in the words of an earlier tourism slogan, “the rules are different here”, placed it at the center of a surreal world of drugs, violence, sex, and unapologetic lifestyles, filled with episodes illustrative of what the locals came to know as a “Miami moment” -- a temporary lapse of reality, an unexpected turn of events, amusing yet so bizarre as to strain credibility, widen the eyes…

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Ginny Rorby

January 19 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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From Ginny Rorby, the author of Hurt Go Happy, winner of ALA’s Schneider Family Book Award, comes Freeing Finch, the inspiring story of a transgender girl and a stray dog who overcome adversity to find love, home, and a place to belong. When her father leaves and her mother passes away soon afterward, Finch can’t help feeling abandoned. Now she’s stuck living with her stepfather and his new wife. They’re mostly nice, but they don’t believe the one true thing Finch knows…

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Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

January 20 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Our past does not simply disappear. The painful history of our ancestors and their rich cultural wisdom intertwine within us to create the patterns of our future. Even when past trauma remains unspoken or has long been forgotten, it becomes part of us and our children―a legacy of both strength and woundedness that shapes our lives. In this book, Tirzah Firestone brings to life the profound impact of protracted historical trauma through the compelling narratives of Israeli terror victims, Holocaust survivors, and those whose…

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Mary Anne Franks in conversation with Danielle Citron

January 21 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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In this controversial and provocative book, Mary Anne Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution reveals how deep fundamentalist strains in both conservative and liberal American thought keep the Constitution in the service of white male supremacy. Constitutional fundamentalists read the Constitution selectively and self-servingly. Fundamentalist interpretations of the Constitution elevate certain constitutional rights above all others, benefit the most powerful members of society, and undermine the integrity of the document as a…

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Catherine L. Newell

January 22 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Where did humanity get the idea that outer space is a frontier waiting to be explored? Destined for the Stars unravels the popularization of the science of space exploration in America between 1944 and 1955, arguing that the success of the US space program was due not to technological or economic superiority, but was sustained by a culture that had long believed it was called by God to settle new frontiers and prepare for the inevitable end of time and God’s final…

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Diane Ravitch

January 27 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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From one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, author of the best-selling Reign of Error ("fearless" --Jonathan Kozol, NYRB)--an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, activists--citizens--are successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are privatizing America's public schools. Diane Ravitch writes of those who have privatized the schools, the Disrupters, who believe America's schools should be run…

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Dr. Lee Bycel

January 27 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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It is not an easy road—but hope is the oxygen of my life.  These insightful words of Meron Semedar, a refugee from Eritrea, reflect the feelings of the eleven men and women featured in this book.  These refugees  share their extraordinary experiences  of fleeing oppression, violence and war in their home countries in search of a better life in the United States. Each chapter of Refugees in America focuses on an individual from a different country, from a 93-year-old Polish grandmother who…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: Erin Khar and Dan Peres

March 12 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This event has been CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience.  Join us for a special double feature with authors Erin Khar and Dan Peres discussing their books on addiction. RSVP HERE TO THE EVENT   Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me by Erin Khar The opioid crisis is nightly news in America, responsible for over 47,000 deaths every year – nearly two-thirds of all drug related deaths in this country. The question on everyone’s…

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