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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on February 4, 2010

Thursday 2/4

   John Perkins talks about his book "Hoodwinked," which presents his theory on the cause of the global financial meltdown: dishonesty in corporate America. Focuses include how the public has been misled by the CEOs of the companies that control huge amounts of capital, land and resources worldwide and how encouraging responsible business practices can rebuild the economy. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 2/5

   National Football League linebacker Chris Draft shares his book "Do You Want to Play Catch?" which spins a heartwarming tale of how a simple game of catch can teach important lessons and strengthen family bonds. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 2/8

   Listen to interesting anecdotes about legendary American author Mark Twain from Michael Shelden, author of "Mark Twain: Man in White." Drawn from several unpublished sources like Mr. Twain’s journals, letters and 400-page personal account, the book takes a close look at the man behind books like "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 2/9

   Set in Miami, Jeff Lindsay’s "Dexter by Design" follows a serial killer who thought he’d left his old habits behind after his recent marriage. But when Dexter Morgan encounters a corpse artfully posed as a sunbather in a chair on Miami Beach in his job as a blood spatter analyst, he finds that old habits die hard. Author Mr. Lindsay will read passages from and discuss the novel. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 2/10

   Lauren Conrad of MTV fame signs copies of her novels "Sweet Little Lies" and "L.A. Candy." Tickets required for the book-signing line are included with purchase of Ms. Conrad’s new novel "Sweet Little Lies" at a Books & Books location. One ticket per purchase. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 2/11

   Ann Mah discusses "Kitchen Chinese," her novel about a young Chinese-American woman who travels to Beijing in search of food, family and herself. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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