Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on May 7, 2009
Books & Books hosts novelist Sebastian Barry as he reads from, and signs, his latest novel "The Secret Scripture." Set in a conflict-ridden Ireland, the book follows a mental patient reflecting on her life as she nears her 100th birthday. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Laila Lama comes to Coral Gables to read and sign her latest book "Secret Son." The story follows a young Moroccan man who discovers that his father is alive and extremely wealthy. While the young man quickly finds his father and begins enjoying his lavish lifestyle, he is soon drawn back to the streets of Casablanca. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Michael Pollan comes to Coral Gables to read and sign his book "In Defense of Food." In it, he looks at what science does and doesn’t about the links between diet and health. He also proposes a new way to think about the question of what to eat that is informed by ecology rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach. 7:30 p.m. Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Casey O’Brien comes to Miami Beach to discuss her latest book "Parisian Hotel Hideaways." The book is a detailed list of four-star escapes grouped according to their interior design, authenticity, panache and personalized service. 7 p.m. 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.