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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on October 29, 2009

Thursday 10/29

   Susan Wels, author of "Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It," comes to Books & Books to read and sign her book on the aviator’s historic life. The book features not only details of Ms. Earhart’s time as an aviator but also her life as a photographer, poet, hospital worker, truck hauler, fashion designer, social worker and science student. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 10/30

   John Irving, author of "The Cider House Rules" and "The World According to Garp," comes to Coral Gables to read and discuss his 12th novel "Last Night in Twisted River." The story follows a 12-year-old boy in a New Hampshire logging town who mistakenly kills the local constable’s daughter, turning him and his father into fugitives. 7:30 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 11/1

   David Sax reads and signs his culinary investigation "Save the Deli." As delicatessens become a rare commodity due to assimilation and health-food trends, Mr. Sax investigates the history behind the ethnic food as well as what restaurants make it best. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 11/2

   Philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Jeffery Solomon comes to Coral Gables to discuss their comprehensive guide on how to be a canny, street-smart, effective philanthropist, regardless of income level. The book, titled "The Art of Giving," also offers instruction on how to create a business plan for nonprofits. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 11/5

   Award-winning author Ron Rash reads and signs his novel "Serena." The story, set amid the wilds of 1930s North Carolina and against the backdrop of America’s burgeoning environmental movement, is a tale of greed, corruption and revenge with a ruthless, powerful and unforgettable woman at its heart. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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