Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on July 21, 2011
LENDING A HAND
In "The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story," New York City filmmaker Alison Thompson writes about her volunteer experience in 2004 post-tsunami Sri Lanka. Ms. Thompson begins her trip with $300 in cash and only a vague idea of what she will be doing except for the conviction to help people. She settles in a coastal community with a group of like-minded volunteers and tends to injured people, distributes supplies, collects corpses and helps in reconstructing people’s homes and daily lives. Also a documentary by the same title directed by the author and produced by Sean Penn. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"MAM @ Books & Books: Reading Art" book group discusses art-related books ranging from classics, critical books and biographies. This week, "Readings in Latin American Modern Art," an anthology of essays and documents on 20th century Latin American art edited by Patrick Frank is discussed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Antiquarian room, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 375-4073 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Author Daniel Silva continues Gabriel Allon’s saga with the novel "Portrait of a Spy." Mr. Allon left his post as an intelligence operative for Israel and opted for a quiet life as an unassuming art restorer. However, his past occupation continues to meddle with his daily affairs and sends him on a mission alongside a wealthy heiress and art collector to prevent a terrorist attack by an American-born cleric in Yemen. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
John Hart’s thriller novel "Iron House" tells of two orphaned brothers, Michael and Julian, who escape a North Carolina orphanage and struggle to start new lives. Michael leaves the orphanage taking the blame for a brutal murder and settles in New York as an organized crime enforcer. However, when he decides to leave that violent world upon meeting Elena, his mob boss has other plans for his betrayal. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.