Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on July 9, 2009
Book Club Night at Books & Books will bring together bookworms from across South Florida to talk about their passion. As an added bonus, Garth Stein, author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain," will be on hand to sign and read his heart-wrenching tale of a philosopher dog and its owner. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Jill Ciment, author of "Heroic Measures," comes to Coral Gables to read and sign her latest novels. Set in a post-Sept.11 New York City, a gasoline tanker is stuck in midtown Manhattan creating fear of another terrorist attack. Meanwhile, a couple struggles 60 blocks through the traffic to get their ailing dog to a veterinarian. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Reed Martin, author of "The Reel Truth," comes to Books & Books to sign and discuss his inside look at the film industry. In the book, Mr. Martin, who interviewed hundreds of filmmakers, details the pitfalls, snares and roadblocks that aspiring filmmakers face. 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Liz Balmaseda will read and sign her debut novel "Sweet Mary." The story follows a woman who has lost everything after being wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.