Books & Books, Coral Gables. Wednesday, April 17, 2013. 7:00 p.m. A compelling portrait of a girl who is a master of reinvention – creating a new name, new identity and new Ume.com profile every time she moves to a new town: Dessen tells the story of Mclean, a high school senior who has taken on a new persona in each of … +
Broward College. March 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at TIME, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. Known as a skilled raconteur and an accomplished historian with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs, he understands and analyzes how issues and events impact modern life.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. March 20, 2013, 8:00 p.m. “An artist with a “reputation for writerly miracles,” (Janet Maslin, New York Times), Ron Rash dazzles readers with his gift for evocative and luminous prose and his piercing insight into the human heart’s duality – a yearning for nobility often overshadowed by our dark, primal nature.
University of Miami Bank United Fieldhouse. March 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow’s Drift argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
Meet Bunny Yeager in conversation with Petra Mason discussing and signing Bunny Yeager's Darkroom: Pin-Up Photography's Golden Era
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops. February 13, 2013. 6:30 p.m. Once the exclusive realm of the male, pin-up photography was invaded mid-century by a shapely young miss who could, and would, model for her photographs. The only female pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. February 1, 2013. 7:00 p.m. Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. January 11, 2013. 8:00 p.m. New York Times bestselling author James Grippando is known for skillfully infusing his blockbuster Swyteck novels with newsworthy elements, and the idea for his latest thriller Blood Money was sparked by the attempted murder of an Oklahoma woman mistaken for Casey Anthony at the height of her notoriety, another shocking example of … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. January 14, 2013. 7:00 p.m. When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she … +
AARLCC. December 29, 2012. 2:00 p.m. Author and educator Tason Gaines, MBA, JD, will share his passion for helping “at risk” students to learn the skills they need to pass FCAT exams. His book, MATH Study Guide is aimed at helping students and teachers from the 4th to the 10th grades to perform better on the standardized testing that is considered so … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. December 14, 2012. 8:00 p.m. Carolina García-Aguilera, the author of ten novels, is a unique figure in the literary world. A licensed private investigator for the past twenty-five years, she has won prestigious awards for her books in the popular Lupe Solano mystery series.
Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops. December 13, 2012. 6:30 p.m. Established as a luxury vacation destination in southern Florida for the rich and famous in the early 1900s, Palm Beach is synonymous with old-world glamour and new-world sophistication. This breathtakingly beautiful resort community – though elite and exclusive – can be truly hospitable to tourists, especially in hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. November 27, 2012. 8:00 p.m. Long before Jimmy Buffett wrote “Margaritaville” about Key West, James Beard award-winning chef Norman Van Aken had already pledged allegiance to the magical little scrap of land at the end of the rainbow. Norman says “I just felt lucky when I walked the old small streets and alleys, protected by some ancient … +
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops. October 22, 2012. 6:30 p.m. The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing everything, Job – though confused, angry, and questioning God – refuses to reject his faith, although he challenges some central aspects of it, and is rewarded with abundant good fortune.
Discussing and signing Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom: Pin-Up Photography’s Golden EraBooks & Books, Coral Gables. October 24, 2012. 7:00 p.m.Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops. October 25, 2012. 6:30 p.m. Once the exclusive realm of the male, pin-up photography was invaded mid-century by a shapely young miss who could, and would, model for her photographs. The only female pin-up photographer of her day, … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. October 15, 2012. 8:00 p.m. New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon has transported readers to wonderful places: to New York City during the Golden Age of comic books (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay); to an imaginary Jewish homeland in Sitka, Alaska (The Yiddish Policemen’s Union); to discover The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. September 20, 2012. 8:00 p.m. Marked by Irvine Welsh’s scabrous humor and raw Scottish vernacular, Skagboys transports us to 1980s Edinburgh, where the Trainspotting crew is just getting started.
Coral Gables Congregational Church. September 22, 2012. 7:30 p.m. Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was a literary sensation, topping best-of-the-year lists and winning a host of major awards, including the Pulitzer … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. September 1, 2012. 7:00 p.m. Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan began writing a weekly column, “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” for King Features Syndicate in 2006. This timely new sequel to Goodman’s New York Times bestseller of the same name gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power – and refusing to … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables . August 26, 2012. 6:00 p.m. Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England’s notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Order), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine. He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit … +
Books & Books, Coral Gables. July 27, 2012. 8:00 p.m. One of the hottest areas of contemporary design is landscape architecture. No matter what the architectural style of the moment, the green areas around houses, stadiums or corporate headquarters have taken on a considerable importance, all the more so with the emphasis on ecology and green design.
Books & Books, Coral Gables. July 17, 2012. 8:00 p.m. Tim O’Brien meets Annie Dillard in this remarkable memoir by debut author Benjamin Busch. Much more than a war memoir, Dust to Dust brilliantly explores the passage through a lifetime – a moving meditation on life and death, the adventures of childhood and revelations of adulthood.
Coral Gables Congregational Church. July 26, 2012. 7:30 p.m. When last we encountered Gabriel Allon in Portrait of a Spy, he was pitted in a blood-soaked duel with a deadly network of jihadist terrorists. Now, exposed and war-weary, he has returned to his beloved Rome to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece for the Vatican.