Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on November 5, 2009
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.
Augusten Burroughs, author of bestseller "Running With Scissors," talks about and read excerpts from his latest book, "You Better Not Cry." The story offers a bitingly funny yet nostalgic look at how the holidays bring out the best and worst in all of us. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Learn the secrets of successful ad executives from Margo Berman, author of "The Brains Behind Great Ad Campaigns." The book features a behind-the-scenes look at how ads such as the Budweiser Clydesdale and Dalmatian spots and the UPS whiteboard campaign were created. 5 p.m., Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Sip a glass of complimentary wine and join the conversation at a "Murder, She Wrote" themed book-club meeting. This month’s book is "The Wrong Mother," a psychological thriller about how a busy working mother struggles to keep her sanity after a brief affair that won’t cease to haunt her. Attendees also will receive 15% off any mystery-novel purchases that evening. 7:30 p.m. The Bookstore in the Grove, 3399 Virginia St., suite 620, Coconut Grove.