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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on September 18, 2008

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.

Friday 9/19

   Fabiola Santiago will discuss and signing copies of her novel, "Reclaiming Paris," at Books and Books. Her story follows Marisol, a Cuban poet and architect living in Miami, who buys a one-way ticket to Paris after the death of her grandmother. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 9/20

   Books and Books’ "Lip Service" will have its first session in Spanish. The evening will feature eight writers, each reading an emotional eight-minute story. 7 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 9/21

   Bob Edelson’s book, "Street Art Noir," features color images that have been converted to black and white and digitally enhanced to replicate Film-Noir style. He will be discussing and signing copies of his book. 4 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

A SYMPHONIC SLIDE SHOW

   Part memoir and part meditation, Kathleen Norris’s "Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life" explores her life, her marriage and the challenges of commitment in the midst of debilitating illness. Ms. Norris will be signing copies of her book and discussing her experience confronting depression. 6 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

DYSFUNCTION IN MANHATTAN

   When Matt Rothschild’s mother left him for Italy and her fourth husband, he was placed in the care of his grandparents, the only Jewish people in an Upper East Side apartment building. Mr. Rothschild’s book "Dumbfounded" tells the story of David Sedaris’s childhood, based on Mr. Rothschild’s experiences, with humor, honesty, and unlikely compassion for his eccentric relatives, including his mother. 6 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 9/22

   Alyse Myers will be discussing and signing copies of her book, "Who Do You Think You Are." Ms. Myers balances childhood memories and adult observations to shed light on the mother-daughter relationship after parents have died. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 9/23

   Alan Alda, the actor and writer most commonly recognized as "M*A*S*H*" surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, will sign copies of his autobiography "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself," and reading excerpts. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 9/24

   National Geographic photographer Robert B. Haas will be signing copies of his visual journey of the struggle for survival in Africa. "African Critters" features everything from spotted leopard cubs playing at dawn to adult elephants chasing his Jeep to protect their young. 4:30 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

CHEAP LUXURY

   Journalist Sharon Harvey Rosenberg will be signing copies of her book, "The Frugal Duchess of South Beach." Inside, she reveals how she lives a life of style without the stress of high costs. 7:30 p.m. Books and Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com

SAVING YOURSELF

   Dr. Eric Pearl will be signing copies of his book "The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself," and discussing his methods of overcoming life-threatening illnesses. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 9/25

   Authors and editors of "The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy, and Community Building, 1933-1940" will gather for a panel discussion. 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free to members and the FIU community, $10 for the public. Details: (305) 535-2622 or www.wolfsonian.org.

HOW TO MASTER A MINUTE

   Personal coach Masha Malka will be at Books and Books discussing the life-changing tips featured in her book, "One Minute Coach." Ms. Malka, a former Soviet refugee, has spent a lifetime teaching people how to make a great life starting from scratch. 7:30 p.m. Books and Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com

AN UNLIKELY TRIP HOME

   Ariel Sabar, author of "My Father’s Paradise," will be signing copies of the books that tells the story of his quest to make peace with the past. Mr. Sabar’s book tells the story of a father and son traveling to Iraq to find their family’s hometown. Along the way, they discover their role in the history of place now garnering the world’s attention. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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