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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on September 11, 2008

Thursday 9/11

   Books and Books hosts a private luncheon with Josh Henkin, author of "Matrimony," to discuss his book’s stories of love and friendship, about money and ambition, desire and tensions of faith. 1 p.m. La Goulue, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. $50, Reservation required. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Josh Henkin will be discussing and signing copies of his book, "Matrimony." The story examines what it means to share a life with someone, to do it when you’re young, and to do it fresh on the brink of middle age. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 9/12

   Irvine Welsh, the author of "Trainspotting," will be discussing and signing copies of his book, "Crime." The story follows a mentally unstable detective as he goes on leave for mental recuperation and finds himself facing a fork in the road that lead to his redemption and his destruction. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 9/13

   Local resident Irene Nichols will talk about the stories of inspiration found throughout her book "Thank God, I…" at Books and Books. Penned by more than 44 authors, her book is based on the lives of people who faced terrible hardships and emerged from them with a greater sense of self. 7 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 9/16

   David Eberhoff’s "19th Wife," tells two stories, set 200 years apart, about a man and a woman who are expelled from the polygamist sects they grew up in. Mr. Eberhoff will be signing and discussing his novel. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 9/17

   National Public Radio correspondent Tom Gjelten chronicles the story of the Bacardi family. Known worldwide for their rum and patriotism, even in exile, Mr. Gjelten will tell the family’s five generation-long tale that covers the fight with Spain for independence to fleeing Cuba during the rise of Castro. 7 p.m. Freedom Tower, 600 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

ILLUSTRATED SATIRE

    The US government gives robots from space permission to eat the Earth in exchange for bricks of gold, and a one-eyed rabbit rescues his friends from a corporate animal testing laboratory. Artist and activist Stephanie McMillan will be discussing and signing copies of her book featuring these and other stories providing an irreverent look at modern environmental policy. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 9/18

   "The Jews of Sing-Sing," reconstructs the history of Jewish and other little-known criminals from New York City. Using FBI files, court transcripts, vital records, census information and prison admission records, Ron Arons will discuss his book following the stories of those who spent time "up the Hudson," and how they differed from their Irish and Italian counterparts. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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