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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on September 8, 2011

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Thursday 9/8

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.

Friday 9/9

SOUTHERN BELLE

   Norma Watkins’ new memoir "The Last Resort" tells of the racial segregation and white patriarchy that surrounded her childhood. Moreover, as integration becomes court-mandated, Ms. Watkins finds herself facing the failure of being the ideal southern lady when a civil rights lawyer offers love and escape from her dull marriage. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 9/12

EASY RIDER

   "Riding a Straight and Twisty Road: Motorcycles, Fellowship and Personal Journeys" provides personal accounts by clean and sober motorcyclists as well as those who have traveled from addiction to recovery against the backdrop of motorcycle culture history. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 9/13

REDEMPTION AND REVENGE

   Thriller novel "Lassiter" tells of Jake Lassiter’s meeting with a teenage runaway who disappeared into South Florida’s sex trade recently after their encounter. Mr. Lassiter decides to retrace her steps and encounters a conspiracy of Miami’s rich elite who would do anything to keep their secrets safe. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 9/14

ORDER IN CHAOS

   "A Cluttered Life: My Search for God, Serenity and my Missing Keys" is the story of how one woman found her true self along with spiritual fulfillment through trying to make sense of her messy, muddled world. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 9/15

ARROGANT YEARS

   Lucette Lagnado’s memoir "The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn" tells of her mother, Edith, growing up in an old Cairo and parallels her stories to her own coming of age. Ms. Lagnado also tells of her battles with cancer at age 16 that robbed her of the "arrogant years,’ when one is youthful and full of aspirations. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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