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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on June 16, 2011

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Thursday 6/16

A SECOND CHANCE

   In her powerful memoir "I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl," Kelle Groom exposes her explosive encounters with alcoholism, teen pregnancy and death. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

PASSION PARTY

   Lauren Kate, author of the popular "Fallen" series, hosts an All for Love Party celebrating the release of her third novel "Passion." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 6/17

CONSPIRACY THEORY

   Retired US Sen. Bob Graham shares his political thriller "Keys to the Kingdom," which is based on actual events. In the novel, retired US Sen. John Billington searches for the perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, arriving at the startling conclusion that Saudi Arabia — "The Kingdom" — is a prime suspect being kept safe by the US government. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 6/21

DEVOTED DAUGHTER

   "Good Stuff" by Jennifer Grant commemorates the iconic actor and devoted father Cary Grant. Her account follows their life together through her high school and college years. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 6/22

PEARL AND JOY

   Author Lisa See continues the story of sisters Pearl and May from "Shanghai Girls" in her new novel "Dreams of Joy." Picking up where the last book left off, Pearl’s 19-year-old daughter Joy journeys through communist China in search of her birth father. Pearl follows close behind and their journeys converge as one of China’s most tragic events threatens their lives. Noon. Followed by a lunch with the author. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Author event free. Lunch $20. RSVP required for lunch to marketing@booksandbooks.com. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 6/23

THOUGHTS WITHOUT CIGARETTES

   In "Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir," Cuban-American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos delves into the sources of inspiration for his non-fiction novels. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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