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Written by Miami Today on February 25, 2010
Adrienne Lehrer, a professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona, discusses the language of food and wine in conjunction with her book "Wine and Conversation." The informational read discusses the constantly growing vocabulary used to describe wines, including metaphors like "friendly" and "sculpted," whether wine drinkers can successfully communicate their perceptions of taste, and more. 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Books & Books celebrates the grand opening of its larger space at the Bal Harbour Shops with a party featuring Angella Nazarian, author of "Life as a Visitor." The book details Ms. Nazarian’s personal struggles as an immigrant to the US at age 11 fleeing the Iranian War. In both poetry and prose she describes travels with her family that helped her to come to terms with her past and find inner peace. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Jason Biro outlines the elements of sound financial practices — specifically those related to homeownership — described in his book "Saving Your American Dream." 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
New York Times bestselling author John Otis draws on his 20 years of experience as a reporter based in Colombia to describe his experiences with kidnapping and drug trafficking in the jungles of South America. His book, "Law of the Jungle," details "The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages and Buried Treasure" and is the flip side of the story in his New York Times bestseller "Out of Captivity." 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author Estherleon Schwartz discusses her life’s experiences and spiritual journey from hiding from the Nazis in German-occupied France, aided by kindly nuns, to her narrow escape at the Swiss border to the US at age 8. Ms. Schwartz became a single mother at 23 and went on to own an empire of clothing stores, all described in her book "Tears of Stone." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.