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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on August 11, 2011

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Thursday 8/11

LOOKING BACK

   1993 Pulitzer prizewinner for fiction Robert Olen Butler presents 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.

Friday 8/12

AGONY ON THE ISLAND

   Nicaraguan journalist and chief of information for the Managuan paper "La Prensa" Douglas Carcache writes about the difficulties of reporting in Cuba in "Agonía en la Isla." The protagonist tells of the obstacles encountered with journalism outside of official information sources on the island. Event is in Spanish. Live music by the Sam Savage Quartet in the courtyard. 8 p.m. event. 7-midnight live music. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 8/15

AGRARIAN URBANISM

   "Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism" by architect and US urbanist Andrés Duany presents a type of community plan and management that allows agriculture and modern society to interact. Mr. Duany promotes Agrarian Urbanism, a society involved with the growing of food at all development levels. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 8/18

ISLAND NOIR

   Key West native Mike Dennis presents "Setup on Front Street," the second novel in a trilogy series of noir novels. Protagonist Don Roy Doyle is released from prison for a diamond swindle and sets out to collect his proceeds. However, the money is gone and several characters including the FBI, a Russian mob and a local family dynasty are involved in its disappearance. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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