Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on September 1, 2011
MEET THE AUTHOR
In celebration of Miami-Dade Public Library System’s 40th anniversary and its back-to-school celebration, former Miami-Dade judge and television judge Karen Mill-Francis gives a special book reading from her newest book "Stay in Your Lane." 1 p.m. Model City Branch Library, 2211 NW 54th St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-2233 or www.mdpls.org.
"Miami: Mistress of the America" by Jan Nijman tells of Miami as the "mistress of the Americas’ due to its cultural influence and economic dominance. Moreover, Mr. Nijman describes Miami as a transient city, one in which the affluent visit temporarily and is primarily made up of exiles, and draws parallels between the city’s dynamics and identity, citizenship and transnationalism. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
ONE LAST CHANCE
"Birds of Paradise" by Diana Abu-Jaber explores family ties, self-indulgence and identity in contemporary Miami through the struggle of one family with the disappearance of a daughter. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.