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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on October 13, 2011

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Thursday 10/13

IN THE GAME

   In "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood," author Jane Leavy reveals the troubled childhood and genetic predisposition to alcoholism that drove baseball player Mickey Mantle. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Saturday 10/15

PURSUING DREAMS

   Bob Goldstein’s memoir "Your Head’ll Turn into a Ball" tells of his upbringing as a Jewish boy in the Midwest and his pursuit of becoming a famous sportscaster in the future with comic flair. 5 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Sunday 10/16

FROM THE KITCHEN

   "Authentic Cuban Cuisine" by Martha Abreu Cortina is a traditional collection of more than 100 Cuban recipes including a range of favorite dishes from starters and salads to mains, meats and desserts. Each recipe listed in both English and Spanish. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 10/17

POETRY SPECIAL

   "Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash" edited by Lynne Barrett, features 54 authors with connections to Florida with contributions in prose poetry, flash fiction and flash nonfiction. The 54 authors participate in the night’s reading. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 10/18

BOOK FAIR INSIDER

   Mitchell Kaplan hosts "Miami Book Fair Preview," informing visitors of which authors are coming to the Miami Book Fair International festival and how to become an insider as a "Friend of the Book Fair." 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

TRAVELING TOGETHER

   Casey Sciezka and Steven Weinberg share their post-graduation goals in their travelogue "To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story." They met while studying abroad in Morocco and after finishing college decided to travel together. Their journey takes them to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Mali. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

SHADOWING DEXTER

   "Double Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay follows daytime analyst for the Miami Police Department and nighttime serial killer Dexter Morgan in the Dexter series. In this component of the series, Dexter does not tolerate someone shadowing his methods. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 10/19

WORLD OF SHARKS

   In "Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks" Julie Eilperin investigates the ways individuals and cultures relate to the ocean’s top predator and reminds us that sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Noon. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

HEMINGWAY’S PILAR

   "Hemingway’s Boat: Everything he Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961" tells of Ernest Hemingway’s exultations and despair around his boat "Pilar," the one constant in his life. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 10/20

PRACTICAL GENIUS

   "Practical Genius: The Real Smarts you Need to Get Your Talents and Passions Working for YOU" by Gina Rudan lays out a life-changing plan to help readers gain practical, everyday genius they can use to release hidden potential and bring success and satisfaction to work and life. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

UNCONQUERED TRIBE

   "The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes" by Scott Wallace takes readers into the depths of the Amazon jungle to the "flecheiros" tribe, or "People of the Arrow," seldom-seen warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of lethal arrows. 7 p.m. Books & Books Miami Beach, 972 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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