Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on October 2, 2008
Dr. William R. Butler, former vice president of student affairs at the University of Miami, will be signing copies of his book "Embracing the World." Mr. Butler discusses the university’s history from 1925-2005 and the hundreds of students, faculty members, administrators and trustees who helped shape it. 6 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Wolfsonian Book Club meets to discuss "The Street" by Ann Petry. The novel tells the story of Lutie Johnson, a young, intelligent black woman struggling to survive as a single mother in Harlem. 7 p.m. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Candace Bushnell, author of "Sex and The City," will be in Miami to sign and discuss her latest book, "One Fifth Avenue." Books and Books, The Women’s Chamber of Miami-Dade, The Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the 20/30 Group of the Coral Gables Chamber will host a luncheon to celebrate the release of Ms. Busnell’s book. 11:30 a.m. Banker’s Club of Miami, 2 S Biscayne Blvd., 14th floor, Miami. $60. RSVP required. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.jbgevents.com.
"Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis" by Rowan Jacobson outlines the coming crisis in industrial agriculture due to the dwindling honey bee population. Mr. Jacobson will be in Coral Gables discussing the issues presented in his book. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.