Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on November 3, 2011
SECRETARY OF STATE
Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gives a lecture and signs books about her eight years serving at the highest levels of government in "No Higher Honor." The book delves into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia and in East Africa. Ms. Rice also offers keen insight into how history actually proceeds and touches upon her deep reverence for the ideals on which the US was founded. 1 p.m. Bank United Center Fieldhouse at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, building 3 second floor, Coral Gables. $35 includes book purchase and two tickets for the event. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
HARBOUR ART NIGHTS
Artist Sheila Elias is interviewed about "Somewhere-Anywhere," a mid-career survey by Los Angeles curator Peter Frank, which traces the evolution of her art and vision through abstraction and figuration, object and performance, pop and expressionism. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Robin Takes 5!" features 500 recipes for dishes of 500 calories or less. Two-color recipe text complements full-color photography inserts. In addition, helpful icons note ideal recipes for holidays and entertaining as well as recipes with less than 500 mg of sodium. In addition, nutritional information is given for each recipe. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In "Dispatches from the Republic of Otherness," Laura Kelly’s collection of stories takes readers from Bulgaria to Mongolia to Armenia and countries further afield. Ms. Kelly chronicles the surprising resonance of ordinary encounters with her students, her neighbors and herself viewed through the prism of a stranger in strange lands. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
JOY IS A CHOICE
Emmy Award winner, author and photographer Patricia San Pedro documented her battle against breast cancer in "The Cancer Dancer." She intimately shares her healing journey and a collection of tips, advice and innovative ideas learned from her experiences as well as other women who have walked the same path. 4 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.