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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on February 19, 2009

Thursday 2/19

   Investing veteran Avery Heavenrich comes to Coral Gables to discuss his book "How to Survive a Category-Five Financial Hurricane." He will discuss the recent unprecedented changes in the financial markets, and how their inner workings have shifted the investment landscape for many years to come. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 2/20

   Miami native Michael Marmesh’s first full-length book titled "Top of the Heap" invites readers to find out what happens when a developer bold enough to build an exclusive enclave atop a former garbage dump crosses paths with angry refugees. The author will be reading passages and signing copies. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 2/22

   When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. His book "Where Am I Wearing?" bridges the gap between impersonal economic forces and the people most directly affected by them. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 2/23

   Carlos Moore will be at Books & Books discussing and signing his autobiography "Pichón: Race & Revolution in Castro’s Cuba." The book chronicles the development of Mr. Moore’s racial and political consciousness set against the Cuban Revolution and his arrival in the US. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

AN IMMIGRANT’S STORY

   Kao Kalia Yang comes to Books & Books to discuss her memoir titled "The Latehomecomer." Ms. Yang immigrated with thousands of other Hmong families from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the US in search of a better life. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 2/23

   William Scott Wilson will be discussing "Yojokun: Life Lessons From a Samurai" by Kaibara Ekiken. The book, which has been translated by Mr. Wilson, was written nearly 300 years ago and discusses how the "samurai way" can help today’s readers live well. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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