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Written by Miami Today on December 31, 2009
Plagued by tingling hands or a headache that just won’t go away? Or simply curious about how the brain works? Neurologist Walter G. Bradley, editor of neurology textbook "Neurology in Clinical Practice," discusses brain health and disease in conjunction with his new book "Treating the Brain." Unlike the textbook, Mr. Bradley’s newest work is geared toward patients in addition to caregivers and other health practitioners. Using case histories as examples, the book explains brain-health topics like neurological examinations and frequently diagnosed problems like stroke, migraines and Alzheimer’s disease. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV’s "The Honor of Spies" follows 24-year-old Cletus Frade, an Office of Strategic Services staffer, as he attempts to help a German lieutenant colonel with a useful secret escape a prisoner-of-war detention facility. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Ladies: for those of you who haven’t seen your sister or group of girlfriends in a while, Books & Books has planned an evening celebrating the bonds of sisterhood. "Sisters: An Anthology" delves into the unique relationship sisters share through stories, memoirs and poems. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Joan Bayez and Daisy Zamora. Ana Maria Jomolca, who shared her story of sisterhood in the book, will read from the collection. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
ALL ABOUT MIMO
Art historian and curator Sarah Giller Nelson gives a lecture and signs copies of "Designing the Good Life: Norman M. Giller and the Development of Miami Modernism," which she wrote with her late grandfather, the aforementioned Mr. Giller. The book gives an insider’s look at the evolution of Miami Modernism — or MiMo — from Mr. Giller’s perspective, an architect who embraced the era’s style through his works such as the Diplomat Hotel, the North Shore Band Shell and the Carillon Hotel. 7 p.m. KOEL Showroom, 6400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (786) 382-0624.