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Written by on August 4, 2011

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Thursday 8/4

PRIME SUSPECT

   First-time novelist Alice LaPlante discusses her book "Turn of Mind," which delves into the deteriorating mind of a brilliant former surgeon suffering from dementia. When her best friend and neighbor are murdered, with four fingers surgically removed, she becomes the prime suspect. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 8/6

REAL HAVANA

   Cuban-dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez’s latest book "Havana Real: One Woman’s Fight to Tell the Truth About Cuba Today" chronicles daily life in a country wrought by socioeconomic and political pressures. Her friend and professor Ted Henken presents the book. 5 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 8/7

CROSSING THE BRIDGE

   Author Elahe Mehrel hosts an interactive practice for parents to communicate with their children in "Crossing the Invisible Bridge to Our Children’s World." Mr. Mehrel is founder of the Art of Parenting, an initiative to guide conflictive families to communicate. The event applies hands-on practices to close the gap in communication between parent and child. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 8/8

STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

   Fashion journalist and former editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar Kate Betts writes on Michelle Obama as style icon in "Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style." Includes 200 color photographs, original designer sketches and historical images of Mrs. Obama’s style transformations. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 8/10

SHOOTING FOR SALVATION

   David Stokes’ "The Shooting Salvationist" chronicles the life of the Rev. J. Frank Norris and his fundamentalist campaigns against vice and conspiracies in the 1920s. As a result, the Rev. Norris founded the First Baptist Church, the largest congregation in the US. In a twist of fate, his life would be forever changed when he killed an unarmed man in his church office. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 8/11

LOOKING BACK

   1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning author Robert Olen Butler publishes his 12th novel "A Small Hotel." The story tells of a failing 20-year marriage from various perspectives and myriad flashbacks. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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