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Written by Miami Today on April 1, 2010
Frances Mayes, author of New York Times bestsellers "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "Bella Tuscany," shares the sequel to these books celebrating her longtime love affair with all things Tuscany, "Every Day in Tuscany." The book offers her memoir of her life in Tuscany after her book "Under the Tuscan Sun" was made into a movie and how moving to the mountains of Cortona, Italy, showed her a different side of the region. Event includes a reception with the author, a lecture and a tram tour of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and an autographed copy of "Every Day in Tuscany." 6:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $40. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
Carie Penabad and Catherine Lynn discuss the tales they unearthed in writing "Marion Manley: Miami’s First Woman Architect." Ms. Manely is known for her work designing the University of Miami’s campus and had her own architecture practice in South Florida for much of the twentieth century. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author of "Bump It Up" Amy Tara Koch dishes easy ways for moms-to-be to dress well while pregnant — on a budget. Break out of the plus-size velour tracksuits and into chic maternity ensembles with tips from Ms. Koch and her "A-list" of fashion editors, beauty experts and celebrity stylists. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Jana K. Lipman discusses her book on the history and stories of those who worked at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Learn how to make generosity a part of your everyday life from Marnie Howard, co-author of "Giving is Living." The book includes 101 simple ways to improve your life and teaches that generosity isn’t just about money — it can start with a simple smile. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Amy D. Ronner, author of "Law, Literature & Therapeutic Jurisprudence," examines literary works that have legal themes, depict legal practice or portray lawyers through the lens that authors seek to humanize the law. Works of authors like Herman Melville, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Arthur Miller and more are analyzed. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.